§ 3. Mr. HANNON
asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the recent decree of the Portuguese Government which imposes an increase of tariffs by 20 per cent. on all imports into Portugal and its colonies; and if he will make representations to the Portuguese Government on this matter?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The decree in question, which does not extend to the Portuguese Colonies, increases duties by 20 per cent. on most descriptions of goods. The question of making representations to the Portuguese Government is being considered.
§ Mr. HANNON
Would the right hon. Gentleman point out to the Portuguese Government that gratitude between nations is as much a virtue as it is between private individuals; and have not the Government of this country saved the Portuguese Republic in recent times?