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The Sugar Convention, 1864—Holland—Question

Volume 227: debated on Monday 21 February 1876

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In reply to Mr. RITCHIE,

said, that, although doubts had been expressed as to the Dutch Chambers ratifying the Sugar Convention, owing to the opposition of the Dutch sugar refiners, it appeared by the last reports from Her Majesty's Minister at the Hague that there were strong hopes of the difficulties in the way of the ratification being overcome. As the Convention had been accepted by the French and Belgian Assemblies, the responsibility of its failure, and of any course which the other Powers might in consequence adopt, would fall upon Holland.