HC Deb 11 June 1934 vol 290 c1479

Notwithstanding anything in Sub-section (5) of Section ninety-five of the Spirits Act, 1880, any British compounds which may under that Section be warehoused for home consumption may, subject to such regulations as the Commissioners may prescribe, be warehoused, whether for home consumption or for exportation or for ship's stores, in bottles instead of in casks, and the said regulations may apply the provisions of that Section which relate to warehousing in casks subject to such modifications as the Commissioners think necessary to adapt them to warehousing in bottles.—[Mr. Bossom.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

10.19 p.m.


I beg to move, "That the Clause be read the Second time."

At the present time manufacturers of British compounds who come under this Section of the Spirits Act enjoy the privilege of getting a draw-back from the duty which they have paid upon material in bond, but that privilege only applies in so far as their produce is in bond in casks. Where it is in bottles they do not get that privilege. By this new Clause I am asking that this privilege should also be given to them as regards their produce in bottles.


My hon. Friend's case seems irresistible in logic, and, as it would cost nothing, I do not think there can be any objection to accepting the new Clause.

Clause added to the Bill.