Did the Dominion government prepare for and submit to the Ottawa economic conference or any committee thereof, data and information bearing on the important problem of whether or not Canadian wheat when stored at Buffalo or other American points and rebilled for export to the United Kingdom would be eligible to enter that market under the British preference of approximately six cents per bushel on Canadian and other dominion wheat?
that the question relates to an imperial statute. Representations were made to the conference with respect to the matter. The British, being large ship owners, claimed the right, which they have exercised, to determine the conditions under which the preference provided by the statute would be granted. I can add nothing further to that.