HC Deb 05 November 1909 vol 12 c2250W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the provisions of the commercial treaty arranged between Portugal and Germany by which, under certain conditions, a special preference would be accorded to German goods entering Portugal; and whether His Majesty's Government have taken or are taking any steps for the protection of British trade with Portugal?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. So far, however, as I am aware, the treaty in question has not yet been ratified. The question of a commercial arrangement with the Portuguese Government for the benefit of British commerce has been for some time engaging the consideration of His Majesty's Government.