HL Deb 18 July 1929 vol 75 cc143-4

Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.


My Lords, as your Lordships are aware this is an annual Hill which confirms the Customs Resolutions passed by the Manx Legislature. The Bill is a Finance Bill which has been duly certified, and it is rarely, if ever, discussed in your Lordships' House. Indeed I think during the last two or three years there has practically been no statement about it at all. I would, however, inform your Lordships that the Manx Legislature is empowered to impose Customs Duties subject to the confirmation of the Imperial Parliament, though it would be, I believe, unprecedented for the Imperial Parliament to alter any Customs Duties which have been passed by the Tynwald. There is really nothing unusual in the Bill this year, and I do not think that I need detain your Lordships by any further remarks. If any noble Lord has any question to ask I will do my best to answer him. I beg to move that the Bill be now read a second time.

Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a.—(Lord Arnold.)

On Question, Bill read 2a: Committee negatived.