§ Mr. Baillie
presented a Petition from certain West-India Planters residing at Bristol, against the Sugar Refining Bill, in the prayer of which he entirely concurred.
An Hon. Member
said, it had been the intention of the framers of this Act to give adequate protection to the West-India interests, but they were deceived by not obtaining accurate information respecting the strength and quality of foreign sugar; which it had been found produced a greater quantity of lump sugar than was supposed.
§ Petition to be printed.