§ MR. EDMUND ROBERTSON (Dundee)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether before imposing additional taxation on the country he will consider the possibility of appropriating for the public service the monopoly value of publicans' licences, arising from the present scale of duties.
§ SIR M. HICKS BEACH
The subject referred to no doubt deserves consideration, but, as I have stated before in reply to the hon. Member, I think it must be considered rather in connection with local taxation, to which the proceeds of these licences are at present devoted, than in connection with Imperial taxation.