HC Deb 21 April 1936 vol 311 cc74-5

Resolved, That Section seven of the Finance Act, 1926 (which stabilised for a period expiring on the thirtieth day of June, nineteen hundred and thirty-six, the preferential reductions of customs duties allowed in the case of certain Empire products) shall, as amended by any subsequent enactment, have effect as if the said period were extended until the nineteenth day of August, nineteen hundred and thirty-seven, and for the purpose of that Section the preferential rates chargeable by virtue of Section four of the Finance Act, 1928, in the case of Empire products being sugar, glucose, molasses and saccharin, shall be deemed to have been in force immediately before the first day of July, nineteen hundred and twenty-six: Provided that nothing in this Resolution shall affect the provisions of Sub-section (1) of Section four of the Ottawa Agreements Act, 1932 (which stabilised the said preferential reductions in the case of tobacco until the nineteenth day of August, nineteen hundred and forty-two). And it is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution shall have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act, 1913.