HL Deb 10 March 1843 vol 67 c706
Lord Ashburton

having moved for certain papers connected with the importation of the precious metals,

Lord Monteagle

called the attention of the House to a subject he thought ought to be inquired into. In consequence of certain antiquated prejudices which had formerly existed, the Custom-house authorities never furnished returns of the exact amount of gold and silver imported. There was no ground for the continuance of this custom, and such papers would be valuable in a statistical point of view.

Their Lordships adjourned.

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