HL Deb 12 February 1847 vol 89 cc1229-30

moved the First Reading of this Bill.


said, he apprehended there would be no opposition to the second reading of this Bill; but he hoped the Government would, in this case and in that of the Sugar in Distilleries Bill, refer those Bills to Select Committees up-stairs; not that it was desired to interpose unnecessary delay, but that the distillers and others interested might have an opportunity of fully stating their case, and that the figures and calculations might be gone into more fully than they could be in Committee in that House. He thought it very possible that such an investigation might prove that this Bill would be very likely to be nugatory, for that the introduction of sugar into breweries would not take place except when the price of sugar was lower and the price of barley and malt higher than they were at present.

Bill read 1a.

House adjourned.