Speech of Joseph Hume, Esq., M. P: In the House of Commons, on the 13th May, 1841, on the Motion of Lord John Russell; Ways and Means,

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Speech of Joseph Hume, Esq., M. P: In the House of Commons, on the 13th May, 1841, on the Motion of Lord John Russell; Ways and Means, by Joseph Hume
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Excerpt from Speech of Joseph Hume, Esq., M. P: In the House of Commons, on the 13th May, 1841, on the Motion of Lord John Russell; Ways and Means, Corn Laws, Sugar Duties, &C

An attempt had been made, by Gentlemen Opposite, to limit the discussion on the question to that of sugar only: but the measures proposed by the Ministers were of the highest importance to the country; even more important, he would add, to the industrious classes than any question which had been brought forv'vard during the time he had sat in Parliament, and he (mr. Hume) was not disposed to confine himself to the discussion of so narrow a question as that of sugar. The noble Lord (lord J. Russell) the Secretary for the Colonies, had been accused of bringing for ward the question without any necessity; and, at a time, very ill chosen. There was a deficiency of money to pay the establish ments of the country; and the Ministers proposed to raise that money by a decrease of taxation. If there was one question of more importance than another in their view, and certain of hav ing their support, he expected, from hon. Gentlemen who brought forward these charges, that it would have been to provide means to maintain faith with the public creditors of this country; and enable us to pay alljust demands. He would not enter, at pre sent, into how, or wherefore, the great increased expense had been incurred: but, as the policy of the Government and of this House, by their lavish expenditure, and increase of the naval and military establishments, had in this year left the country two millions and a half in debt, it was incumbent on this House to provide for the same. He would say, once for all, that no hon. Member disapproved more of the war policy of the Govern ment, and of the course which had been taken by them, which had in five years time changed a surplus revenue of one million and a-half sterling to an excess of expenditure of two millions and a-half sterling, than he did. He, in every one of those years, haddone all that he could when the estimates were before the House, to check the increased 'expenditu're; but both sides had urged on an unnecessary and lavish expenditure by an increase of our naval and military establishments which had brought on the pre sent state of things.

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Title:Speech of Joseph Hume, Esq., M. P: In the House of Commons, on the 13th May, 1841, on the Motion of Lord John Russell; Ways and Means,
Format:Paperback
Dimensions:28 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.06 in
Published:December 26, 2018
Publisher:FB&C Ltd
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781332118830

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