Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, Vol. 121

Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, Vol. 121 : Commencing with the Accession of William IV.; 15 Victoriae, 1852; Comprising the Period from the Thirtieth Day of April, to the Third Day of June, 1852 (Classic Reprint)

By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days
When will my order arrive?

Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas Not expected to be delivered to the United States by Christmas

Description

Excerpt from Hansard's Parliamentary Debates, Vol. 121: Commencing With the Accession of William IV.; 15 Victoriae, 1852; Comprising the Period From the Thirtieth Day of April, to the Third Day of June, 1852 But, Sir, that is not all; it is not merely that a very powerful party in this House are opposed to Excise duties because they think their influence is peculiarly perni cions to the exercise of our national ia dustry; but even hon. Gentlemen opposite, even those who consider a Customs duty the greatest of fiscal grievances, even they have shown, during these ten years, scarcely less repugnance to raising our revenue by duties on articles of domestic manufacture. Let me now place before the House 9. Ca talogue of the successful invasions which have been made during the same period of the last ten years upon that great source of our revenue - the Excise. Whilst you have reduced the calculated sources of revenue from the Customs by an amount of 9,000,000l. During that time, the House of Commons has also during the same period repealed the Excise duty upon vinegar, upon auctions, upon glass, and, finally, upon bricks, by which no less an amount of revenue than a sum approach ing 1,500,000l. Has been lost on the Ex cise duties, simultaneously with your suc cessful assaults upon the Customs revenue. But is that all, Sir? Can I forget what occurred in this House only a week ago, when a right hon. Gentleman, once a Mom ber of the late Administration, connect ed in that capacity with the department which peculiarly watches over the fortunes of our trade and navigation, the right hon. Member for the city of Manchester (mr. M. Gibson) - eu active Member also of the confederation that has exercised of late years so considerable an influence upon the finances of this country - came for ward and preposed a repeal of Excise duties which virtually would have further reduced the public income by the amount of Under these circumstances, then, I think the House will agree with me that, not only with respect to Customs duties, but also with respect to Excise duties, the Minister who should propose to supply the deficiency by increasing their number or amount would embark in an enterprise extremely be less. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 752 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 38mm | 989g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 25 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243071833
  • 9780243071838