HC Deb 29 February 1804 vol 1 c570
Mr. Johnstone

rose for the purpose of obtaining for the House such information as he conceived was absolutely necessary for understanding that which his Majesty's ministers called An Account of the permanent taxes for the last year. The hon. member, after giving a short detail of the errors which he thought were to be found in the papers which lay on the table, concluded by moving for accounts of the produce of the permanent revenue, for the years en ling the 5th of January, 1802, 1803, and 1804., distinguishing the new taxes imposed each year, and the produce of them each quarter.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

said, that he did not see any possible objection to indulge the hon. gent, or any other member who wished it, with such accounts as were now moved for; he hoped, however, that although he did not now think it necessary to make any observations on the hon. member's observations, it would not be supposed, on that account, that he at all meant to accede to the accuracy of them.

Mr. Vansittart

made some observations on the subject, similar to those which had been made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer; he, however, saw no reason for with-holding the said accounts.—The accounts were then ordered.

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