HC Deb 18 July 1836 vol 35 cc265-7
Sir C. Knightley

wished to know from the right hon. the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, from the great increase to the revenue, which he seemed to anticipate from the reduction of the newspaper stamps, he was prepared to take off the duty on soap?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

said, that on the grounds he had stated on a former occasion, he was not at present prepared to propose any reduction of the duty on soap. He was not satisfied that any alteration of the present duties would be productive of benefit. It was, however, his intention, during the recess, to give his best attention to the subject, with a view to such alterations as might benefit the dealers and consumers without affecting the revenue.