HC Deb 17 June 1823 vol 9 cc992-3

The Chancellor of the Exchequer moved the third reading of this bill.

Mr. Maberly

objected to the measure as being most unjust in principle. It obliged brewers to erect the new works alluded to in the bill, at a distance from their present premises, and at a great expense—to try an experiment which might not succeed. To mark his opinion of the measure, he should take the sense of the house upon it.

Mr. Hume

objected to the bill, and suggested the propriety of deferring it to the next session, where a committee might take into consideration the general state of the beer trade.

Mr. Monck

contended, that the bill was by no means calculated to remedy the evil which it affected to remove; for though any man might erect a new brewery in any town, with the view of selling under the price he found there, still the magistrates would have the power of refusing licences to houses where the new beer might be sold.

The bill was read a third time. On the question, that the bill do pass, the House divided: Ayes 64. Noes 26.

List of the Minority.
Birch, J. Moore, P.
Bright, H. Nugent, lord
Calcraft, J. Oxmantown, lord
Carter, J. Ricardo, D.
Cheere, M. Robinson, sir G.
Coffin, sir I. Scarlett, J.
Ebrington, lord Smith, C.
Fergusson, sir R. Wells, J.
Grant, J. P. Wilson, T.
Hobhouse, J. C. Williams, W.
Hume, J. Wood, M.
James, W. TELLERS.
Jervoise, G. P. Maberly, J.
Kennedy, T. F. Monck, J. B.
Lushington, S.