HL Deb 27 June 1845 vol 81 cc1308-9
The Duke of Richmond

moved the Order of the Day for resuming the adjourned debate on the Amendment moved after the third reading of this Bill.

The Earl of Rosebery

suggested that the operation of the measure might be postponed for two years, which would save the interests of those who had advanced money on the toll houses under the present system.

Lord Campbell

opposed the postponement, the evils resulting from the present condition of the toll houses being so great as to require an immediate remedy. There was not a single toll house in the south of Scotland that was not employed as a public house.

The Duke of Richmond

said, so long as the practice continued, it was evident the toll keepers would care much more about the quantity of whiskey drank, than the amount of toll collected. In some places where the license had been withdrawn, it was found that the amount of toll had not decreased.

Amendment, by leave of the House, withdrawn. A further Amendment moved and negatived. Bill passed.