§ EARL GRANVILLE moved that this Bill be read a Second Time.
, expressing himself as sensible of the difficulties with which this subject was attended, asked the Government whether they would, be prepared, in the next Session of Parliament, to take any steps for remedying the acknowledged injustice which was involved, as regarded the interests of real property, in the exemptions annually provided for under this Bill?
§ The MARQUESS of LANSDOWNE
was understood to say that the Government would be ready to listen to any plan that might be proposed for a more equitable adjustment of the burdens to which the noble Lord referred, and with reference to which certain exemptions were made under the provisions of this annual measure. The Government could have no other desire than to see the local taxation of the country as fairly and equally distributed over 146 its different interests as circumstances would admit of.
§ Bill read 2a.