HC Deb 19 April 1836 vol 32 c1198
Mr. Buckingham

wished to ask the right hon. the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it was his intention to limit the reduced stamp-duty to a sheet of a particular size, because, if so, many country papers which were printed on large sheets would suffer by the regulation.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

replied, that he meant to reduce the duty from 4d. to 1d. upon what might be considered the largest single sheet. He was quite aware that there was some objection to the plan as it now stood in the schedule in reference to the double sheet. But it had been communicated to him that it would be a matter of some convenience if newspapers were occasionally allowed to print on a sheet and a half. In that case, he should propose that for this extra half-sheet an additional half-penny duty should be charged.

Mr. Goulburn.

—Am I to understand that the double sheet is to pay double duty?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer.


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