§ Mr. Milner Gibson
begged to ask the right hon. Baronet opposite whether the Government intended to 198 maintain the present prohibitory duty on foreign sugar?
§ Sir R. Peel
said, that, without intending anything like personal disrespect to the hon. Member, he must decline answering his question. To do so would be inconsistent with his duty, for he might be asked a similar question with respect to every other article upon which a duty existed.