HC Deb 21 May 1840 vol 54 cc487-8
Mr. O'Connell

then rose to call the attention of the House to the subject of a petition presented from Mr. Hercules Bradshaw, on the 7th May, complaining of his having been subjected to a loss of 16,000l., in consequence of his having been permitted to carry on the manufacture of beet-root sugar in Ireland for two years, at the expiration of which, a measure was introduced affixing a heavy duty on sugar so produced, without any intimation of the intention to impose such a duty being previously conveyed to him. The hon. and learned Gentleman contended that the case made out by the petitioner was one of great hardship, and concluded by moving for the appointment of a select committee to inquire into the allegations made. In consequence however of an intimation which he had received, that the question might be settled, he should propose, that the further consideration of this petition should be postponed until Tuesday, when the right hon. the President of the Board of Trade would be present.

Debate adjourned.