HC Deb 07 March 1917 vol 91 c415W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in order to facilitate mutual commercial intercourse and the general economic recovery of the Allied countries after the War, the Government of Great Britain has at any time suggested or proposes to suggest to its Allies, notably France, Italy, and Russia, the desirability of admitting into their respective countries the products of Great Britain and Ireland and the Overseas Dominions and Dependencies, free of all import duties, or, failing the early and entire waiving of all import duties, their substantial and progressive reduction, leaving each country free to deal as it may find convenient with the products of present enemy countries?


The answer is in the negative.