HC Deb 03 April 1963 vol 675 cc496-7

Motion made, and Question,

That as from 4th April 1963 the duties of customs chargeable on tobacco (other than unmanufactured tobacco) shall in the case of tobacco of Convention area origin (within the meaning of the European Free Trade Association Act 1960) be charged as if the rates per pound specified in Table I in Schedule 4 to the Finance Act 1962 were amended by substituting for a rate specified in the second column of the following Table the corresponding rate specified in the third column thereof.

Description of Tobacco Present Convention rate (per pound) New Convention rate (per pound)
£ s. d. £ s. d.
Tobacco manufactured, viz.—
Cigars 3 19 4 3 17 10⅛
Cigarettes 3 15 3 14 0
Cavendish or Negrohead 3 14 3 3 13
Other manufactured tobacco (not being Cavendish or Negro-head manufactured in bond) 3 12 8 3 11 8
Snuff and snuff work (including tobacco dust or powder and ground tobacco)—
Containing more than 13 lbs. of moisture in every 100 lbs. weight thereof 3 11 11½ 3 11 0⅜
Containing not more than 13 lbs. of moisture in every 100 lbs. weight thereof 3 14 3 3 13

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.—[Mr. Maudling.]

put and agreed to.