§ SIR EDWARD CODRINGTON
said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Was the Duty raised on Chicory by Resolution of the House, or must there be a Bill to raise the Duty?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, in reply, that there was an Excise Duty upon British Chicory corresponding to the Customs duty on Foreign Chicory. The same course had been pursued now that had been adopted upon other similar occasions. The increase of the Customs duty was levied immediately after the Resolution had been passed by the Committee, but subject, of course, to the condition that should the House afterwards not be pleased to confirm that Resolution, the difference of duty paid would be returned. With respect to the Excise Duty upon British Chicory, that was at present a dormant question, as there would be no British Chicory until the next crop was ready.