HC Deb 07 July 1845 vol 82 cc120-1

House in Committee on the Excise and Customs Act.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer

said, he wished to move certain Resolutions to be embodied in the Bill. The object of the first was to place grocers who were dealers in spirits in Ireland under the same supervision of the police authorities as other dealers were subject to. The other Resolution had reference to the importation of spirits from Guernsey and Jersey into this country. At the present time those islands enjoyed advantages which were not allowed to any other part of the United Kingdom. The introduction of compound spirits from Scotland and Ireland was prohibited, and that prohibition ought to be extended to Jersey and Guernsey. He, therefore, proposed, that a duty of 9s. a gallon should be put upon spirits imported into England from those islands, and a proportionate amount on spirits imported into Scotland and Ireland, with a prohibition altogether of compound spirits.

Resolutions agreed to. House resumed, and adjourned at a quarter before 2 o'clock.