§ MR. COCHRAN-PATRICK
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is intended to impose the new increase of the Carriage Duty in those counties in Scotland in which the maintenance of highways by assessment will not come into operation till 1833?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GLADSTONE)
There is no intention of asking the House to impose a carriage duty in certain counties, and to exempt certain other counties; nor do I believe it possible to work a law upon that principle. The question in what way the incidence of the duty—if it please the House to vote it—may be adapted to the different cases of the different parts of the country that may or may not have taken over the maintenance of highways by assessment is, of course, a question for consideration when we come to the measure.