§ MR. BYRON REED (Bradford, E.)
said, at the request of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, he would postpone his Question as to the feasibility of substituting a tax on posters for the Van and Wheel Tax.
§ MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is true, as reported, that he has asked the Scotch Members to support the Excise Duties (Local Purposes) Bill on the understanding that it shall not extend to Scotland; and, whether he intends to carry his Bill by such bribery?
§ MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)
said, he would like to ask, with regard to the hon. Member's Question, whether it was true that the Chancellor of the Exchequer had added, or proposed to add, Scotland to the already long list of exemptions from the Wheel Tax; and whether he could now announce the date for the second reading of the Bill?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
My right hon. Friend the Leader of the House has stated that the Bill will be taken when the Land Purchase Bill is disposed of. With regard to the other portion of the Question, perhaps the hon. Member will give Notice.
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
I gave Notice last week that it will be the next Business after the disposal of the Land Purchase Bill.
§ SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT (Derby)
said, a good deal of interest was taken in this matter; and as the day on which the termination of the Land Purchase Bill would be taken could not be absolutely fixed, would not the First Lord of the Treasury name a precise day next week before which the Bill would not be taken?
§ MR. W. H. SMITH
I am sorry I am not in a position to comply with the request of the right hon. Gentleman. I hope to be able to give more information to the House to-morrow.