§ MR. BLUNDELL MAPLE (Camberwell, Dulwich)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he has been able to consider the representations made to him with reference to his proposals as to the Wheel Tax and Tax on Carts; and, whether he is able to make any modification?
THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCEIEN) (St. George's,
179 Hanover Square),
in reply, said, he had been considering very carefully the representations that had been made to him in reference to his proposals as to the tax on carts. He had expected to be in a position that afternoon to announce what modifications he proposed to make; but he had acceded to the wish of a very numerous body of men, who were in London at present from various parts of the Provinces, to receive a deputation to-morrow, and he thought it better to defer making any announcement on the subject until after he had seen that deputation.
§ MR. CHILDERS (Edinburgh, S.)
inquired, how soon the right hon. Gentleman expected to be able to lay on the Table the details for which he had asked in reference to the tax?
§ MR. GOSCHEN
said, that the modifications he had in his mind would probably require a fresh Resolution in substitution for the Resolution already passed; and, if so, he would need a little time to draw it up. He would ask his right hon. Friend the First Lord of the Treasury, if possible, to arrange that that Resolution should be taken on Monday, if on Thursday the House should have disposed of the Committee on the Customs and Inland Revenue Bill. He shared in the desire that those interested in the matter should know the proposals of the Government as soon as possible.