§ MR. GOURLEY
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If it be true that the sum of thirty pounds has been charged by the Customs for Duty on prizes won by English Volunteers at the "Belgian Tir National" in September last, and recently distributed to the successful competitors by the Right honourable the Lord Mayor of London; and if, under the circumstances, an order will be issued from the Treasury to remit the Duty?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER,
in reply, said, the duty had been collected. He could not state the amount, but it was at the rate of 1s. 6d. per ounce on the silver plate. In 1871 it was resolved that for the future no exception should be made in favour of presentations, and it was under that rule the collection had been made.