HC Deb 20 March 1854 vol 131 cc1057-60

said, he had now to ask leave to introduce a Bill to enable the collector general of rates and taxes in Dublin to levy money to repay a certain outlay by the Corporation for preserving and improving the Port of Dublin, in and about repairing the quay wall of the River Liffey, and for the future repairs thereof.


said, he must complain that already the citizens of Dublin were more heavily taxed for local purposes than those of any other town or borough in the kingdom, and to such an extent had taxation proceeded, that every one of limited means who could by any possibility do so, retired to the outskirts of the city. He wished clearly to understand the purport of the Bill.


was understood to say, that at present, in consequence of a recent Act, the Corporation of Dublin had no power to levy money for the purposes of improving the port, and the Bill was intended to confer the necessary powers for that purpose.

Leave given.

Bill ordered to be brought in by Sir John Young and Viscount Palmerston.

Bill read 1o.