HC Deb 06 December 1926 vol 200 c1675W

asked (1) the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what steps, if any, have been taken to bring to the notice of the Portuguese Government the subject of the proposed discrimination against the British flag?

(2) The President of the Board of Trade if he has observed the proposals for discrimination in the treatment given to British and Portuguese vessels in Portugal; and whether, as this is in contravention of the treaty rights of British vessels in Portuguese ports, he will say what steps, if any, have been, or are being, taken to prevent this and similar flag discrimination?


The attention of the Government has been called to the various measures adopted in Portugal which are regarded as discriminating between national and other ships, and representations are being made to the Portuguese Government on the subject.