§ MR. STEVENSON
asked the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether it will be a provision of the Treaty understood to be now pending with the Portuguese Government, that the Tariff of 1877 for the Province of Mozambique, imposing an uniform Duty of three per cent, upon Imports, and Transit Duties averaging three per cent, upon goods passing through the countries lying north of the mouth of the Shire River, shall be confirmed as a permanent arrangement?
§ LORD EDMOND FITZMAURICE
The Mozambique Tariff of 1877, which was a liberal one, was modified to a certain extent in 1880. Further alterations in it, made recently by the Governor, of a restrictive tendency, have been disavowed by the Portuguese Government. Its application to the other African Possessions of Portugal is under discussion in the negotiations.