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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Photo of Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy Commander Hon. Joseph Kenworthy , Kingston upon Hull Central

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the new Portuguese Shipping Act, which has just been brought forward in the Portuguese Parliament; if he is aware that this Act will give very great and special advantages to Portuguese shipping and will discriminate severely against British shipping; and that, in particular, all port charges, licences, etc., in Portuguese harbours will have to be paid in gold at par of exchange by British ships, while Portuguese vessels will only have to pay these charges in paper money; and whether any protest is being made to the Portuguese Government or other means taken to protect British shipping rights in that country?