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IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. »V^H6 BE OF LORDS, May 59, the Inns of Court Bill and r*inutn6ral School of Law Bill were read a third time and TI'll Select Committee on the Union of Benefices Bill was ltepl (joying to Lord Camperdown, the Duke of F! lunond and reartl0? *tated that the Ecclesiastical Commuslonci-3 ware thfii/ allow the Agricultural Holdings Act to operateupan estates If the tenants wished it. to-j19 Merchant Shipping Bill, the Customs and Inlan-1 »e^KUa Blll> and the Consolidated Fund (fill.OM.OCO) Bill Dr°ught from the Commons and read a first time. v*jje Orders on the Paper having been disposed of, their ""dships adjourne.1. HOUSE OF COMMONS, "Mr. Russell Gurney gave notice tion lQ<o Supply on an early day he will call atten- ds.. »° the circumstances ui.uer which tbe Turkish Loan of was contracted, and will move a Resolution. BllL* Third Reading of the Customs and Inland Revenue Henry moved a Resolution, declaring that no telioJ? arrangements can he satisfactory which oo not sbniT8 ,^rel^nd from a burden of Taxation bejond her Second i° Ptiy> ss compared with Ore -t Britain. It was ponded by the OConor Don; and iu support of his aigu- •QITJI that the Imperial Taxation, though apparently ijr 'Pressed with uudue hardship on the poorer couutiy, Whii«^8nry weut deeply into statistics, showing that &tW ,EtllO*nd Is only tixed Is. 81. in the pour.d on her lrei» J comtf. rateable to the Income Tax, at £ 800,00U,0ou, of ^jo ,B t»xed at tbe rate of 4s. 8.1 on her atmu.i iocome 6r«A'D00 °°°- Taking Imperial and Local Taxation together, «at Britain only paid 10 per cent., wliile Ireland paid 25 Clo06.01. on her income If Great Britain and Ireland £ 9nn exactly on the same fc ile, one would pay Uon ( ,"c0. and tbe other £ 5,000,000. The contribu- om imperial to Local T*x*tion in Great Britain 0nB and in Leliud two million*, but of this was contributed to tbe Royal Irish Constabulary, DMJ. Was not a local force but an army ef occupation, irn'n.t- to particulars, Mr. Mitchell Henry dwelt on the jiutioe of the Spirit Duties as compared with the tax on finally, he combated the delusion that the "unfor- Island," as he described Ireland, Is prospering, con- tacS!ng 'hat land is going out of cultivation, that manu- thfl a 3are °ot increasing, and that the so called deposits in loan. avln8s Banks to a great extent are not deposits, but credited to depositors. In fact, English policy had ^Tea desolation in Ireland and called it prosperity. ConJifi ^anceUor of the Exchequer remarked that those who »i Pained of the unequal pressure of taxation oh Ireland »ho«?i ?ame to one of two things—that the Spirit Duties be reduced, or that a larger contribution from Im- Wln! 80Urces should be made to Ireland for local purposes. It '"P.^esrd to the second alternative, he pointed out that Dai? n,Jr C0l>ld Hot lead to a reduction of Taxation in any "*e United Kingdom and, with regard to the first, diw? dy "hrank when it came to the point to propose a re- <m £ of the Spirit Duties. But it was not possible, under Present system cf taxation, that a disproportionate jjuottnt of taxation could be levied in the two countries. 'ect taxes must be in proportion to Income, and indirect rt^ were levied on the sfme scale In both countries. He Jtscted, however to the Iucome Tax assessment being taken and measure of the wealth of the two countries rea(1 from a Report of the Commissioners of Inland c "Due, giving various reasons for believing that the In- Tax Returns did not represent the whole income of U *ld. Ths argument that f qual taxes pressed heavily on 0f a comoiunUies might be ex-etsde'i to the poo e~ P&rrs •v cotJand aud of EUK a -d and ali-o to individual'. Buu tendency of recent finaiwal legislation hud been to tho e the taxes which pres ed ou the pooier classes, and if tj, aK8regate amouat of taxes had increased, it was because Of th t)1.lltles of the taxpayers had increased. To say nothing If subventions aud exemptions erjoyed by Ireland, jn tjf ~oirit Duties werA excluded, the amount of taxation "at country had decreased. renl* Jil il'Kenna, Dr. Ward, and Mr. Bntfc made some brief j^warka oa the Resolution, alter which Mr. Henry withdrew The House then went Into Committee on the Commons Bill, **sonie important amendments having been proposed and to, the other business was disposed of, and the House Journed at twenty minutes past two o'clock.

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