The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 14
The Constitutional Right to a Revision of the Land Tax
The Constitutional Right to a Revision of the Land Tax.
|1.||Whether the State had not a constitutional right to an equitable equivalent in lieu of the profits of the feudal tenures abolished by the Statute 12 Car. II. c. 24.|
|2.||Whether the excise can be considered as such equitable equivalent.|
|3.||Whether the present land tax can be considered as such equitable equivalent.|
|1.||Whether the land tax has always been levied in a legal manner.|
|2.||Whether a Constitutional Right now exists to a revaluation of the land, for an assessment for the land tax by a pound rate on the full yearly value at the time of assessing thereof, as appears to have been the intention of Parliament at the revolution.|
The first of these questions was answered in the negative, and the second in the affirmative; and the reasons for these opinions form the groundwork of the argument contained in the following pages.
George Wilson,Chairman of the Council of the National Anti-Corn-Law League. Manchester,
March 1st, 1842.