§ MR. BARNETT
said, he wished to ask a Question arising out of the Finan- 479 cial Statement of the Chancellor of the Exchequer upon a point which had given rise to considerable misapprehension. The Question was, Whether the Papers now issued for the Assessment for the year 1870 on Articles kept between April, 1868–9, are to be filled up as issued; if so, whether the whole amount now assessed was to be levied, and at what period; and when the happy period would arrive at which we should be exempt for nine months from any payment of Assessed Taxes?
§ MR. AYRTON
said, in reply, that the Resolutions proposed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer would be considered in Committee of Ways and Means on Monday, and that would be a convenient opportunity for any hon. Member to ask for an explanation.