HC Deb 10 November 1926 vol 199 cc1091-2W

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government proposes to make any representations to the Belgian Government in regard to the suggested new taxes which are to be levied by that Government on British subjects visiting Belgium?


No, Sir. I regret that the Belgian Government, in dealing with an extremely difficult financial problem, have found it necessary to impose taxes which must tend to lessen British intercourse with Belgium. But on full consideration it appears that the new taxes are not in contravention of British Treaty rights, and there are consequently no grounds on which representations to the Belgian Government could be based.

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