§ Mr. Robert Gordon moved that the House should go into committee on these acts. At present there were forty acts affecting the regulation of the excise duties on soap. He intended to consolidate these acts into one, and also to carry into effect the recommendations of the Commissioners of Excise Inquiry, which had met with the approbation of the trade generally. The present regulations materially interfered with the manufacture, and prevented our competing with foreigners. He did not, however, propose to proceed with the bill till every person had had time to consider the act, and to make every necessary inquiry.
§ House in committee, and resolutions agreed to.