HC Deb 25 March 1907 vol 171 cc1511-2
MR. W. R. REA (Scarborough)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether any application has been made by the Dover Harbour Board to the Board of Trade, under Section 27 of The Dover Harbour (Works, etc.) Act, 1906, for their consent to an increase of the poll tax on passengers landing or embarking at Dover; and, if so, what steps the Board propose to take before coming to a decision on the application.


The Board of Trade have received an application under the section referred to for their consent to the raising of the poll tax from 1s. 6d. to 2s. 6d. Before coming to any decision on this application it is intended to hold a public inquiry at the offices of the Board of Trade on Wednesday, 10th April, at 11 a.m., at which inquiry any persons interested in the matter may attend and be heard.