HC Deb 08 April 1864 vol 174 cc629-30

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether, as tobacco juice for sheep-dressing is allowed to be made at Glasgow from tobacco free of Duty, he will allow the same privilege to be granted to parties applying there for in Dublin, Belfast, Cork, and the other principal ports of Ireland?


replied, that he was glad the noble Lord had put the question, as it might, perhaps, draw the attention of parties interested to an arrangement with which it was possible they might not be sufficiently acquainted. The Treasury had extended the privilege to which the noble Lord had referred, and which was originally granted by way of experiment to a particular individual, to tobacco manufacturers and other persons who might apply for it in Glasgow, Leith, or any other port at which tobacco might be legally imported, under the regulations laid down in the first instance, and on condition that suitable premises were provided, and that the Crown was put to no additional expense thereby. That privilege was common, in principle, to all the ports of the three Kingdoms at which tobacco could be imported, and Dublin, Belfast, and Cork were among the number.