§ Order for Committee of Supply read; Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."
§ SIR DE LACY EVANS
moved, as an Amendment, that the House resolve itself into Committee on the Carriage Duties for the purpose of affording some amelioration of them.
To leave out from the word 'That' to the end of the Question, in order to add the words 'this House will resolve itself into a Committee on the Carriage Duties, with a view to a modification thereof.'
§ The CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, he had received a deputation on the subject from the coachbuilders of the metropolis, but that he felt it impossible to give any promise to enter into the subject in detail at the present moment. He hoped the hon. and gallant Gentleman would avail 418 himself of some other opportunity, when the Government might have it in their power to consider the whole subject of taxation.
§ MR. AGLIONBY
said, he had voted in the morning against the abolition of the duty on post-horses, because he did not think that when they were about to consider the great question of direct and indirect taxation, this was a fitting moment to deal with any particular branch. If, however, the hon. and gallant Gentleman persisted in dividing upon the modification of the tax, he would vote with him, but he could not consent to vote for the total repeal of the tax.
§ Question put, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question."
§ The House divided;—Ayes 57; Noes 17: Majority 40.
§ Main Question put, and agreed to.