HC Deb 01 June 1886 vol 306 c782

Considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Resolved, That, on a day to be fixed by the Commissioners of the Treasury, the Duties of Customs now payable on Wine shall cease, and in lieu thereof there shall be charged and paid the duties following (that is to say):—

Wine not exceeding 30 degrees of proof spirit s. d.
the gallon 1 0
Wine exceeding 30, but not exceeding 42, degrees of proof spirit
the gallon 2 6
And for every degree, or part of a degree, beyond the highest above charged, an additional duty
the gallon 0 3
The word "degree" does not include fractions of the next higher degree.

"Wine" includes lees of wine.—(Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer.)

Resolution to be reported upon Thursday.

Committee to sit again To-morrow.

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