HC Deb 08 February 1911 vol 21 cc412-3W

asked the Prime Minister whether the recent agreement entered into between the Governments of the United States and Canada, in reference to tariffs, was submitted to His Majesty's Government before it was assented to; and whether His Majesty's Government will now lay before this House the said agreement and all correspondence in relation thereto?


The agreement was not submitted to His Majesty's Government, whose assent is not required for changes in the Canadian tariff. The agreement was made with the knowledge of His Majesty's Ambassador at Washington, who reported to the Foreign Office before it was signed. The correspondence is not complete, and it is not proposed to lay any papers at present beyond the telegram from the Governor-General of Canada communicating the conclusion of the agreement.