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anteater Tue 05-Jul-05 23:49:37

Have a meeting tommorow night and my position is based on a history lesson from 25 years ago, and I can not find my old books...

Need a reference re the repealed tax laws (~1750ish) that used the revenue from a specific tax for a specific task, ie a tax on say bread would be used to pay for, say, new warships.. Obviously a stupid idea..!?
Did I remember this or make it up??
What was the law called?

anteater Wed 06-Jul-05 07:02:12


SueW Wed 06-Jul-05 07:20:57

You can try the history pages of HMRC . E.g. this

fishfinger Wed 06-Jul-05 07:53:21

Hmm was a history teacerh - but his isnt my period( dont we always say that)

Iam a 19th and 20th gal

fishfinger Wed 06-Jul-05 07:57:29

Hmm i htink i rememebr what oyu are on about
think it was eralier

fishfinger Wed 06-Jul-05 07:59:43

no tiem to read all this but this look spromising

ElliesMad Wed 06-Jul-05 08:16:14


Wasn't this ship money??? If so then it was 1630's- 1640's. I'm pretty sure it was one of the tings that got Chrales I into trouble. Sorry, nipping out now. But can look it up later. I've got loads of books on this era.
Let me know.

Tinker Wed 06-Jul-05 10:26:51

stuff about ship money here . Did an essay about this for OU

ElliesMad Wed 06-Jul-05 12:41:54

So did I!!!

Tinker Wed 06-Jul-05 19:30:02

Princes and Peoples?

lucy5 Wed 06-Jul-05 19:37:48

like fishfinger, i was a history teacher but not my period. 18/19/20 century then i'm your girl. Not much help, but it will bump you.

RTKangaMummy Wed 06-Jul-05 20:05:32

consoladated fund

Lonelymum Wed 06-Jul-05 20:15:38

Not thinking of window tax are you?

ks Wed 06-Jul-05 21:08:57

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fishfinger Wed 06-Jul-05 21:09:40

corn laws ffs ks! they are to do wiht protectionism
( pah d minus to ks)

ks Wed 06-Jul-05 21:12:20

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ks Wed 06-Jul-05 21:13:58

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fishfinger Wed 06-Jul-05 21:25:58

ahem I belive they were 1846? or is it 1848

SaintGeorge Wed 06-Jul-05 21:29:54

1846 fishy

fishfinger Wed 06-Jul-05 21:30:17

right premier fois

SaintGeorge Wed 06-Jul-05 21:30:41

Or at least the Repeal was. Original Corn Law 1815

fishfinger Wed 06-Jul-05 21:31:09

getting confused with my revolutions

ks Wed 06-Jul-05 21:47:45

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ElliesMad Wed 06-Jul-05 22:35:48

Yes it was Princes and Peoples. I really enjoyed that one.

How are you doing Anteater???

anteater Wed 06-Jul-05 22:59:57

OK, just back fron the meeting.. argument on hold till September, so plenty of time to sus this out..
Cheers so far, the Corn laws have always played in my around in the back of my mind, but its not them.
It was a tax system that was based on specific taxes being used for specific things eg a boot tax used for tooth extraction etc..

anyway it was a system that was abandoned, acording to my olde history teacher, just need the name of what ever it used to be called..
Could this be ONLY the second thing the POWER of MN has failed me on..

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