§ Order for Committee read.
§ House in Committee.
expressed his belief that the reduction of the stamp duty on bills of lading and charter-parties would lead to an increase of revenue.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, that under the operation of this Bill they would be able to ascertain fully the working of the present law as to the sixpenny stamp on bills of lading, and, if there was any ground for the prospect held out by the hon. Member, they would he very happy to carry out his suggestion.
§ Remaining Clauses agreed to.
§ House resumed. Bill reported as amended.
§ House adjourned at half after Twelve o'clock.