§ 17. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs which foreign countries make a practice of charging British commercial travellers fees for doing business in their respective lands; what is the amount of the fees charged and how long they have been in operation; and, seeing that no fee is charged to foreign commercial travellers visiting Great Britain, will he cause representations to be made with a view of obtaining reciprocity in these matters?
I have been asked to reply. The first two parts of the question can hardly be dealt with within the scope of a Parliamentary answer; and, with my hon. Friend's permission, I will send him a statement giving him the desired information. With regard to the last part of the question, I do not think that representations by His Majesty's Government on the ground suggested would induce other Governments to forego taxes on British travellers, which are imposed on foreign travellers generally.