HC Deb 02 May 1814 vol 27 c621

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.