§ Sir W. Curtis moved the second reading of this Bill.
§ Sir C. Monck
wished the hon. baronet had explained the nature and extent of the duties to be paid by vessels, according to this Bill; and how far they were different from those already levied by former Acts.
§ Sir W. Curtis
observed, in reply, that there was no port from Portsmouth to London where ships could enter, except Ramsgate; it was but fair, therefore, that they should pay towards, defraying the expences incident to keeping the harbour in a safe and good state.
§ The House divided upon the second reading; and it was thrown out by majority of 14; there being 16 for, and 30 again.