§ MR. WATT (Glasgow, College)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer 925 whether his attention has been called to the fact that on 19th May, 1865, the House of Commons agreed to a Resolution to the effect that the annual duty payable by solicitors for certificates to practice should be abolished; and whether, in view of that opinion, he will at least reduce the rate leviable on members of that profession?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE,) Carnarvon Boroughs
The fact is as stated by my hon. friend. The matter will receive my careful consideration, but it is of course impossible to consider this licence duty in isolation.