HC Deb 07 March 1859 vol 152 c1349

said, he rose to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if it be the intention of the Government to introduce any general or special measure this Session which will relieve the Foreign trade of Dublin from the imposts now levied on it exclusively for the Harbour of Refuge at Kingstown.


replied, that it was not the intention of the Government to introduce any measure on the subject, nor could the Government admit that the imposts were levied exclusively for the Harbour at Kingstown. There was nothing in the case different from the circumstances discussed last year; but there were cases brought under the consideration of the Board of Trade and the Irish Board of Works which showed the existence of anomalies in the present arrangements connected with Dublin Harbour which might require revision. The subject was now under the consideration of Government.