HC Deb 07 February 1845 vol 77 c211
Sir Robert Peel

Sir, it may be convenient for the House, if I now state what course Her Majesty's Government intend to take in bringing forward the statement of their financial plans. I believe that it would be competent for me—without moving for a Committee of Ways and Means—to adopt the course of moving a Resolution for the continuance of the law imposing a tax upon income. But as that would not be a course which it has been usual of late years to adopt, I propose on Wednesday next to proceed in this way. I shall move on that day for a Committee of Ways and Means, asking in it for the continuance of some tax, and then upon Friday next, in that Committee of Ways and Means, I shall propose a Resolution to the effect, that the laws imposing an Income Tax in Great Britain, and an additional Stamp Duty in Ireland, be continued for a further limited period. Such is the nature of the Resolution which I shall propose to move.