HC Deb 18 March 1887 vol 312 cc732-3
COLONEL HAMILTON (Southwark, Rotherhithe)

asked the Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, Whe- ther, in the event of the London Coal and Wine Duties Continuance Bill passing the Second Reading, looking at the injury done to the trade of the waterside districts of the Metropolis by the Duty imposed on wine brought into the Metropolis by the River Thames; while wine brought in by rail or road is admitted free of Duty, and looking at the small sum raised by this Duty, he will undertake to withdraw so much of the Bill as relates to the continuance of Wine Duties?

THE CHAIRMAN (Sir JAMES M'GAREL-HOGG) (Middlesex, Hornsey)

In reply to the hon. and gallant Member, I beg to say that if the Bill is read a second time, I think the Bill, as a whole, had better go before the Committee; and if the Committee see fit to withdraw the part relating to the Wine Duty, the Corporation of London and the Metropolitan Board will be quite satisfied to abide by the decision.