§ Earl Stanhope
said, he understood it was not the intention of his Majesty's Ministers to offer any opposition to the production of the Returns which he wished to obtain, the motion for which he had given notice of on a former day. This being the case, he should not enter into the subject which the Returns involved upon the present occasion, reserving to himself the right, at a future opportunity, when the accounts were before the House, to make his observations on the question of Free Trade. The noble Earl moved for accounts of the declared value of Foreign Manufactured Silk imported into Great Britain in 1826, and the three subsequent years; of the English Manufactured Silks exported in 1823, and each subsequent year; of the value of articles of Leather imported in each year subsequent to 1823; of the quantity of Gloves imported within the same time; of our Exports and Imports generally to and from France in 1828 and every subsequent year; also for an account of the expenses incurred in the mainte- 845 nance of the Preventive Service, from its establishment up to the latest period at which they could be made out.
§ The Duke of Wellington
said, he had no! objection to the Returns being furnished, and should himself move for the production of further returns, explanatory of the subject, upon a future day.