§ [SECOND READING.]
§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ LORD HYLTON
My Lords, the object of this Bill, to which I ask your Lordships to give a Second Reading to-day, is to continue for another year the additional duties on tobacco, spirits, and beer which were temporarily imposed in the year 1900, and the additional duty on tea which was temporarily imposed in 1906. So far as 582 the United Kingdom is concerned, the Manx duties on tobacco, spirits, and beer have been made permanent, and the Tynwald Court has been asked to make the ditties on those articles permanent on the island so as to avoid the necessity for a special Isle of Man (Customs) Act, but the authorities there have not been disposed to adopt this suggestion. The resolutions passed by the Court of Tynwald are operative in the present session, but it is necessary that this special Bill should be passed to give them validity.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.— (Lord Hylton).
§ On Question, Bill read 2a, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House To-morrow.