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Third Scale

Volume 526: debated on Tuesday 6 April 1954

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1. Where the amount of the payment, excluding the amount of duty, is an amount mentioned in the following Table, the rate of duty shall be the amount therein specified in relation to that payment.

Table

Amount of payment, excluding amount of dutyRate of dutyAmount of payment, excluding amount of dutyRate of duty
s.d.s.d.s.d.s.d.
½110¼1
101110¾1
10½111½1
112111¾1
11¼21
11½21
1042115
121
121
11621
121
12318
121
121
12519
121
141026110
110¼2110½
110½2111¼
16112111¾
111½22
111¾22
181022
112922
1122
1121023

Amount of payment, excluding amount of dutyRate of dutyAmount of payment, excluding amount of dutyRate of duty
s.d.s.d.s.d.s.d.
210½241041
21124410½4
211½241142
3025411½4
325043
312654
325144
322754
3254
332854
3254
325446
3254
36295547
3254
3254
3821054
3210½54
392115849
3211¾54
3359410
310¼35410½
310½3510411
31132510½411½
311½351150
4033511½5
436051
413465
436152
4365
4365
436353
443665
4365
453765
436654
463865
4365
436855
4365
4310½65
483116957
4311½65
494065
44

Where the amount of the payment, excluding the amount of duty, is an amount not specified in the foregoing Table, and exceeds ninepence but does not exceed six shillings and ninepence-halfpenny, the rate of duty shall be the same as on a payment of the next higher amount specified in the Table.

3. Where the amount of the payment, excluding the amount of duty, exceeds six shillings and ninepence-halfpenny, the rate of duty shall be five shillings and eightpence-halfpenny, increased by a halfpenny for every halfpenny or part of a halfpenny by which the amount of the payment exceeds six shillings and ninepence-halfpenny.— [Mr. Butler.]

The CHAIRMAN put the Question thereupon forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 86 ( Ways and Means Motions and Resolutions.)

Question agreed to.

The CHAIRMAN then proceeded successively to put forthwith the Question on each further Motion made by a Minister of the Crown, save the last Motion.

2. Chicory (Customs duties and drawbacks)

Resolved,

That, with effect from the seventh day of April, nineteen hundred and fifty-four,—
(a) the full rates of the customs duty on chicory under section three of the Finance Act, 1924, and the preferential rates within the meaning of section eight of the Finance Act. 1919, shall be—
for chicory, raw or kiln-dried—the cwt. 19s. 0d. (full) and 16s. 9½d. (preferential);
for chicory, roasted or ground—the 1b. 3d. (full) and 2⅔d. (preferential);
and mixtures of roasted coffee and roasted chicory shall be chargeable at the like rates as roasted chicory;
(b) the rates provided by subsection (4)of section three of the Finance Act, 1924, for the drawbacks allowable on roasted chicory, and on mixtures of roasted coffee and roasted chicory, shall be—
in the case of roasted chicory, 17s. 0d. per 100 1b. or, if duty on the chicory was paid at the preferential rate, 15s. 0d. per 100 1b.;
in the case of mixtures of roasted coffee and roasted chicory 14s. 0d. per 100 1b.
And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act, 1913.

3. Key industry duty ( Continuation)

Resolved,

That the duties of customs chargeable under Part 1 of the Safeguarding of Industries Act, 1921, for a period expiring on the nineteenth day of August, nineteen hundred and fifty-four shall continue to be chargeable for a further period of five years from the said day.