Friday, the 14th of November, 1656.
AN Act for raising Money for the Maintenance of
Ministers in Great Yarmouth, was this Day read the
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed: Viz.
to Mr. Robinson, Mr. Hoskins, Major General Whaley,
General Desbrow, Major Burton, Colonel Shapcott, Major Beake, Mr. Bampfeild, Colonel Wood, Colonel Cock,
Captain Hatsell, Mr. Bond, Colonel Chadwick, Lord
Strickland, Mr. Bedford, Mr. Pygott, Colonel Wilton,
Major General Berry, Lord Broghill, Mr. Stanley, Mr.
Hopkins, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Bisse, Mr. Parker, Captain Blakewell, Colonel Carter: And are to meet Tomorrow, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the
Inner Court of Wards.
Union with Ireland.
Ordered, That the Bill for Ireland be brought in, and
read, To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Court of Wards.
The House this Day resumed the Debate upon the
Amendments to the Bill for taking away the Court of
Wards and Liveries: And the said Amendments were,
upon the Question, re-committed. And it is
Ordered, That all the Members that come to this
Committee shall have Voices: And this Committee are
to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of the
Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Excise and Customs.
Captain Baines reports from the Committee for Excise
of Customs, The Opinion of the said Committee, That
the Customs of Spanish Wines be raised from four Pounds
Ten Shillings the Ton to Six Pounds the Ton: That the
Excise upon Spanish Wines be raised from Six Pounds per
Ton to Nine Pounds per Ton: That Three Pounds per
Ton Excise be also added to the Six Pounds already imposed upon Spanish Wines now in the Vintners Hands;
and that the same be considered in the Price of Wines.
That it be also reported, as the humble Opinion of this
Committee, That the Customs upon Raisins of the Sun
be raised from Two Shillings per Hundred Weight to
Five Shillings per Hundred Weight; and that the Customs upon all other Spanish Raisins be raised from One
Shilling Six-pence per Hundred Weight to Three Shillings per Hundred Weight: Provided, that for so much
of the said Raisins, as shall be exported again, all the
Customs be paid back, except One Shilling per Hundred
Weight for Raisins of the Sun, and Nine-pence per Hundred Weight for all other Spanish Raisins.
That it be also reported to the Parliament, That the
Excise of all Tobacco, of the English Plantations, be reduced from Three-pence to a Peny the Pound; and that
thereupon no View or Allowance be made for, or in
respect of, the said Tobaccoes.
Resolved, That the House doth agree with the Committee, that the Custom of Spanish Wines be raised from
Four Pounds Ten Shillings the Ton to Six Pounds the
Resolved, That the House doth agree, That the Excise upon Spanish Wines be raised from Six Pounds per
Ton to Nine Pounds per Ton.
Ordered, That the further Debate on this Report be
adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Bill for Laying and Trial of
Actions in their proper Counties, be read on Thursday