HC Deb 05 March 1849 vol 103 cc166-7

, in putting a question to the right hon. the President of the Board of Trade, observed, that since the admission of foreign vessels under reciprocity treaties into British ports on payment of the same dues as British vessels, the additional or double dues formerly charged bad been paid out of the Consolidated Fund. He wished to know whether in any contemplated change of the navigation laws those dues which had been guaranteed by charter and Act of Parliament were to be abolished?


replied, that there was no intention on the part of the Government to confiscate those rights which were enjoyed, under Act of Parliament or charter, by certain corporations in respect to the dues which, previous to the reciprocity treaties, were paid by foreign vessels, and which were now paid out of the Consolidated Fund.

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