Corn Law is amended but never comes into effect

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In Britain, the Corn Law is amended, reducing the price at which foreign wheat may enter Britain from 80 shillings to 70 shillings per quarter, and fixing a sliding scale of duties. However, this Act is never put into practice, since the price of wheat never reached the required limit.
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Editors. "Corn Law is amended but never comes into effect". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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