HC Deb 06 March 1860 vol 157 c71

Resolutions reported.


said, he wished to ask the Secretary for the Treasury, as it seemed to be proposed by the Government to give a bounty to the exporters of British spirits, how much the bounty was to amount to?


said, it was not properly a bounty, but it was an allowance to the exporter of British spirits for the loss he was subjected to on account of the Excise duty. The drawback would amount to 3d. per gallon on rectified spirits, and 2d. per gallon on raw spirits.


said, the thing might be called by any name the Government chose, but the provision amounted to a bounty to the British producer on the exportation of an article, which he would not obtain if the article were kept at home.

Resolution, as amended, agreed to.