HC Deb 09 May 1842 vol 63 cc314-9

On the Order of the Day being read for the House going into committee upon the Excise Duties Compounds Bill,

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

rose to move An instruction to the committee on the Excise Duties Compounds Bill, to receive a clause to suspend, for a limited time, the repeal of the malt drawback in Ireland During that period some decision could be come to as to whether the view originally taken by the House upon the subject was or was not a true one. The delay would give an opportunity to those who felt themselves interested, to represent the mode in which the grievance affected them, and the House would thus be enabled to act with more satisfaction to all classes in Ireland.

Mr. Smith O'Brien

was understood to oppose the proposition as one which would be greatly unacceptable to Irish distillers.

Mr. Baring

suggested to the Government to take that opportunity of looking into the whole question of the malt drawback, both as it affected Scotland and Ireland.

Motion agreed to.

The House then went into committee on the bill, pro formâ. The bill passed through the committee, and was reported with amendments.