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House of Commons Journal Volume 7
14 October 1653

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 14 October 1653', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 7: 1651-1660 (1802), pp. 334. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=24285 Date accessed: 18 September 2014.


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Friday, the 14th of October, 1653.

Equality of Taxes.

THE House was this Day, according to former Order, resolved into a Grand Committee, upon the Debate formerly, touching Equality of Taxes.

Mr. Anlaby was called to the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Anlaby reports from the Grand Committee touching the Equality of Taxes; That the said Committee have resolved, That the next Assessment throughout the Nation shall be by a fixed Sum upon each respective County.

That the fixed Sums upon each respective County shall be levied by a Pound Rate upon the Estates Real and Personal:

That these Votes be reported to the House: And that the House be moved to appoint a Committee to consider how the same may be made practicable, with the greatest Equality.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That the next Assessment throughout the Nation shall be by a fixed Sum on each respective County.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That the fixed Sums upon each respective County shall be levied by a Pound Rate upon the Estates Real and Personal.

Resolved, by the Parliament, That a Committee be appointed, to consider how these Votes may be made practicable, with the greatest Equality: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Army.