§ [SECOND READING.]
§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Bill be now read a second time."
§ MR. CALDWELL
thought the Chancellor of the Exchequer ought to give some explanation of this measure
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir M. HICKS BEACH, Bristol, W.)
The reason for the introduction of this Bill is to limit the quantity of oil used in the manufacture of tobacco, there being at present no prohibition as to the quantity of oil that may be used. It has been found that some manufacturers put. too much oil into their tobacco, with the result that the public who consume it are injured and the revenue is defrauded. Not only this, but it is very unfair competition.
§ Question proposed.