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5 Wine (Customs)

Volume 890: debated on Monday 21 April 1975

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Motion made, and Question,

That, as from 16th April 1975, the rates of the duties of customs chargeable under section 3 of the Finance Act 1964 on imported wine (including the lees of wine) by virtue of Schedule 3 to the Finance Act 1973, section 1(4) of the Finance Act 1974 or any order made before that date under section 1(4) of the Finance Act 1973 shall each be increased—
  • (a) except as regards the additions mentioned in paragraph (b) below, by £1·3300 per gallon; and
  • (b) as regards the additions to the rates of duty falling to be made, in the case of wine exceeding 42 degrees of proof spirit, for each additional degree or fraction of a degree, by £0·0550 per gallon,
  • but without prejudice to the powers on the Treasury by section 1 of the Finance Act 1973.
    And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the pro- visions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.—[Mr. Healey.]

    put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 94 (Ways and Means motions), and agreed to.