HC Deb 29 July 1834 vol 25 cc749-50

The House resolved into a Committee on the Excise Acts, when it was resolved, that all duties on Starch and Stone Bottles should cease and determine. On a Resolution being proposed to the effect that the present duties on spirits in Ireland should be lowered,

Captain Gordon moved the insertion of the word "Scotland," in the Resolution proposed by the noble Lord, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in reducing the duties on spirits, in order to place the distillers of Scotland on the same footing as the distillers of Ireland.

Mr. Gillon

seconded the Amendment, as being calculated to confer a boon upon Scotland.

The Lord Advocate

opposed the Amendment, as being contrary to the feelings of the people of Scotland, and calculated to increase smuggling in that country.

The Committee divided on the Amendment—Ayes 9; Noes 36: Majority 27.

The Resolutions were agreed to, and the House resumed.