HC Deb 19 March 1968 vol 761 cc281-2

The first point relates to the Anglo-Irish Free Trade Agreement of 1965. Some of the adjustments of Customs duty that we agreed to make under that Agreement in favour of goods imported from Ireland require Finance Bill legislation accompanied by resolutions under the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act to bring them into effect from 1st July next. For technical reasons several Resolutions are required on this point; explana tions of their effect will be found in the White Paper.

The second point relates to sugar. I intend to include in the Finance Bill provisions to enable sugar used for some industrial purposes to be relieved of the sugar surcharge. This will help a number of manufacturers whose competitors abroad are able to use sugar bought at world prices.