MR. W. K. RE A (Scarborough)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the accumulated surplus in the hands of the authorities concerned, he is yet able to announce any concessions in regard to the light duos charged on shipping.
§ THE PRESIDENT OV THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE,) Carnarvon Boroughs
Yes, Sir, I am glad to be able to announce that the state of the funds will permit of a further temporary reduction of 7½ per cent, (making a total reduction of 20 per cent.) in the light dues charged on shipping, for a period of three years, beginning April 1st, 1907.