MR. ILLING WORTH (Bradford, W.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether any representations had been received from the French Government with reference to the proposed increase in the Wine Duties?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
, in reply, said, he thought it was a Question which should he directed to the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. He believed that some representations had been received.
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE (Sir JAMES FERGUSSON) (Man-
609 chester, N.E.)
Perhaps the Question would be more properly answered when the clause of the Bill dealing with the Wine Duty is under discussion. But I can tell the hon. Member that a remonstrance has been addressed to Her Majesty's Government by the French Ambassador, pointing out, in temperate and moderate language, that the proposed duties will inflict an injury upon an article of French import.