HC Deb 05 February 1846 vol 83 cc492-3

inquired how soon the new duties would come into operation?


answered, that so soon as the House should have affirmed any Resolution it might be pleased to come to, and allowed that Resolution to be reported, the Government would propose, in conformity with the general usage, immediately to permit the reduction of the duties, taking the usual guarantee that in the event of the Resolution not receiving the final sanction of Parliament, the old duties should be paid. Generally speaking, therefore, the reduction would take effect from the day on which the Resolution was agreed to; but perhaps there would be an exception made in the case of seeds, on which the reduction might not take effect until June.


considered the answer given by the right hon. Gentleman to be highly satisfactory.

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