Shipping Dues, Portugal.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 16th February 1922.

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether His Majesty's Government are taking any further steps by way of representation to the Portuguese Government, or otherwise, with a view to relieving British shipping from the prohibitive taxes or duties recently imposed by the Portuguese authorities; and whether he is aware that until such relief is obtained the shipping trade of this country with Portugal is, and will remain, so penalised as in a commercial sense to be excluded from the ports of that country?