HC Deb 14 August 1857 vol 147 cc1690-1

said, that the right hon. Gentleman, the Vice President of the Board of Trade, had given notice of an addition to a return which stood in his (Mr. Newdegate's) name, with respect to Customs stamps. He did not complain of that, but hoped that a matter to which he had devoted much labour and attention was at last about to be accomplished, and that the notice given by the right hon. Gentleman was an earnest that Her Majesty's Government was about at last to undertake to furnish to the House and to the commercial community a complete compendium of the tariffs of the commercial countries of the whole world. The hon. Gentleman was proceeding to give some further explanations, when he was interrupted by


who stated that the hon. Member, having a notice of Motion on the paper for the day, was now taking advantage of the question of the adjournment of the House to enter into the question more deeply than he had a right to do.


said, he was only desirous to know that the new compendium of the Customs tariffs would not be in the same form as that in which such returns had hitherto been furnished by the Government.


said, that he was somewhat surprised at the speech of the hon. Gentleman, for he had had a conversation with him, the result of which was that he (Mr. Lowe) had informed the hon. Member that he was welcome to make his Motion, and that it would be taken as an unopposed Motion.

Motion, by leave, withrawn.

Question that the Orders of the Day be now read.