§ MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any further Papers will be furnished as to the recent proceedings of the Permanent Commission, established under Article VII. of the Brussels Sugar Convention; and what is the rate of surtax in the United States which is to be provisionally adopted by contracting States.
§ LORD CRANBORNE
We have not yet received the records of the proceedings at the two last meetings of the Commission. As soon as these are received copies of the proceedings will be placed in the library of the House. The rate of the countervailing duty in the United States is that fixed by the United States Treasury as being the equivalent of the bounty granted in the country of origin.
MR. GIBSON BOWLES (Lynn Regis)
Is it not the fact that the Government do not propose to adopt the recommendation of the Commission as to the imposition of the United States surtax?