HC Deb 19 July 1877 vol 235 c1514

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies, When Mr. Rowsell's Report in reference to the Food Taxes in Malta will be laid upon the Table of the House; and, when the decision of the Government on the subject will be made known?


Mr. Rowsell's Report has only been recently received, and before any decision can be arrived at, it will be necessary that communications should be made with the Local Government as well as that the subject shall be very fully considered by Her Majesty's Government. Meanwhile it would be unadvisable to lay the Report upon the Table until the decision arrived at can be communicated to the House.