February 18, 1910 (11th Parliament, 2nd Session)

LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Mr. FIELDING.

Answering the last question first: no such negotiations are in progress, and no immediate negotiations are contemplated under that clause. It is intended that, as the clause itself says, at a time mutually convenient, such negotiations may he taken up, but there is no immediate intention to deal with the matter in that broader form. With regard to the papers brought down, they were necessarily, having regard to the time when they were prepared, confined to the agreement itself, and in the agreement was not necessarily furnished the information the hon. gentleman suggests. But it is proper that the information should be furnished to the House, and I will have such a statement prepared and brought down at an early day. [DOT]

Topic:   COMMERCIAL AGREEMENT WITH GERMANY.
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