§ Order for Third Reading read.
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER,
in answer to a question by Mr. W. LOCKHART, said, that the present law imposed a duty of £3 17s. upon all horses kept or used for races; and the Judges had expressly decided that the case of yeomanry horses, though only hunters, if used as racers, in yeomanry races for instance, did come strictly within the purview of the existing law. It was, however, the practice of the Revenue Department not to charge the duty on those horses, or on any horses which were not properly speaking racehorses.
§ Bill read 3°, and passed.