§ MR. HOZIER (Lanarkshire, S.)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can now, with reference to his answer of 3rd May, 1888, see his way to make arrangements for the stamping of Bills of Exchange, &c., in Glasgow?
§ MR. GOSCHEN
In the answer to which the hon. Member refers, I suggested that the facilities recently granted to Liverpool might be extended to Glasgow, and this extension has been practically carried out. These facilities do not, however, include the stamping of Bills of Exchange. Such bills can only be actually stamped at the four great centres—London, Edinburgh, Dublin and Manchester; but a good stock of forms already stamped is always kept at Glasgow on sale. This is enough, I think, for all practical purposes, and I fear I cannot see my way to granting facilities to Glasgow which are possessed by no other town in the Kingdom except the four mentioned.