HC Deb 01 July 1844 vol 76 c133
Mr. Labouchere

begged to ask the right hon. President of the Board of Trade, whether he had been able to mature any scheme which would have the effect of relieving the Coopers, and, if so, whether there was any probability of its being brought forward in the present Session?

Mr. Gladstone

said, the Government did not intend to propose any reduction of the duty on Staves in the present Session. He had received a good deal of statistical information, which he had no objection to present to the House, which would show that the statements made to the right hon. Gentleman with respect to the Coopers had been coloured to an unwarrantable extent.

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