HC Deb 01 May 1906 vol 156 cc475-6

7. "That it is expedient to amend the law relating to the National Debt, Customs, and Inland Revenue."

Resolutions read a second time.

Motion made and Question proposed, "That this House doth agree with the Committee in the First Resolution."

MR. HAROLD COX (Preston)

said that he found that one-tenth of a penny would represent the real difference between strips and leaf, and therefore the new differentiation would still give some small protection to the stripping industry. It was also a great temptation to the manufacturer to use stalks in the cheaper sorts of tobacco. It would have been better to meet the case by a larger drawback instead of by a differential duty, so as to induce manufacturers not to use stalks at all.

Question put, and agreed to.

Remaining Resolutions agreed to; Bill ordered to be brought in by the Chairman of Ways and Means, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Mr. McKenna.