§ MR. M'DERMOTT (Kilkenny, N.)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer if the wine from the Royal cellars, advertised to be sold on Monday next as duty paid, has paid duty; and, if not, whether duty will be now charged to the purchaser.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Sir M. HICKS BEACH, Bristol, W.)
It has been arranged some time since that the duty on the wine in question will be paid out of the proceeds of sale, and not by the purchaser.
§ MR. PATRICK O'BRIEN (Kilkenny)
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the catalogues which have been extensively circulated state that the duty is paid. Is not that a false description?