§ MR. EWART
wished to know from the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any steps had been taken to reduce the price of the Customs Bill of Entry? It was of great importance for merchants to have copies of that document, and great complaints were made of the high price at which it was sold.
§ The CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
replied, that in the course of last year the patent had been put an end to, and a new arrangement made with the publishers of the document; in which new arrangement the interest of the public had not been lost sight of, the price of the document having now been reduced from 6l. to 3l. 10s. per annum.