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MONMOUTHSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS,

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HOUSE OF COMMONS.—Friday, JULY 5. REPEAL OF THE MALT TAX. Mr, CLAYLKY submitted Ids motion, brought forward en- tirely, he observed, upon his own responsibility," for the repeal of the malt tax, His arguments against the continuance of the impost, were founded partly upon general objections to the vexatious and inquisitorial character of an excise tax, and partly upon the necessity of affording some relief to the agri- culturists, who were suffering severe distress in consequence' of the cessation of protection. The hon, member afterwards dwelt upon the justice of relieving the poor consumer from a burden which enhanced the price of any article that might be classed among their necessary luxuries, The motion having been seconded by iNIr, CHKISTOPHEK, The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER resisted the proposition, upon the ground that no substitute had been indicated for tiser very important tai whi h he was asked to remove- lie -de' '■ nied that the returns of the consumption of malt gave any indication that free trade had proved injurious to the producers. The total quantity had no doubt declined by about one million quarters.annually between 1839. and, 1849, But the tableau showed that the consumption, of wine had fallen ftCim:è 7,000,000 to 6,247,000 gallons, and that of spirits of all garta,' had also declined by one million gallons hi the same interval. Tea, on the other hand, had increased in the ten years from 35 to 50 million pounds | coffee from 26 to 34 millions; and cocoa from l.GOJJOOO to 3,200,000 poimds. This change lie attributed to an improvement of the moral habits of the people, which had led to the happy demunition in the taste for stimulating fluids, The right lion-baronet proceeded to quote the evidence of parties largely experienced, and added many arguments to prove that the loss to the revenue occasioned by abolishing tha tax would not be compensated by an incsease of consumption, or the general benefit oil consumers. The discussion was continued by Messrs, BASS, MILNER GIBSON, SPOONER, HEtwoiiTH, PACKE, HOUSES, sky. MER, WILSON, Disit.Pii, ctiid Lord Jons RUSSELL* Mr. CYAYLEY replied, and the House divided— II For the motion 132 Against it 247 .124 The Railways Abandonment Bill, which has already passed the Lords, was read a third time. The house adjourned at half-past two o'clock.

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