§ MR. KING (Hull, Central)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether any report on the subject of section 179 of the Tariff and Customs Act had been asked for from the Commissioner of Customs, and would receive his consideration, had been received; and, what steps it is proposed to take to prevent innocent persons being convicted, which is alleged to have been the effect of that section?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir WILLIAM HARCOURT) (Derby)
said, that the matter referred to in the Question of the hon. Member was under consideration, and the Government proposed to legislate upon it this Session.