§ MR. HASSARD
said, he wished to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if it is his intention to propose that any reduction shall be made in the Duty now payable upon spirits manufactured in Ireland?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, the Government had no intention whatever to propose any reduction in the duty on Irish spirits. The House, he was sure, would be glad to hear that they had most satisfactory accounts from Ireland that the rise in duty which took place last year had not occasioned any increase whatever in illicit distillation.