HC Deb 01 April 1974 vol 871 cc1012-3

Motion made, and Question, That, as from 27th March 1974, the rates of the duties of customs chargeable under section 3 of the Finance Act 1964 on imported wine (including the lees of wine) by virtue of Schedule 3 to the Finance Act 1973 or any order made before that date under section 1(4) of the Finance Act 1973 shall each be increased—

  1. (a) except as regards the additions mentioned in paragraph (b) below, by £0.545 per gallon; and
  2. (b) as regards the additions to the rates of duty falling to be made, in the case of wine exceeding 42 degrees of proof spirit, for each additional degree or fraction of a degree, by £0.045 per gallon,
but without prejudice to the powers conferred on the Treasury by section 1 of the Finance Act 1973. 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 1968.—[Mr. Healey.]

put forthwith pursuant to Standing Order No. 94 (Ways and Means motions), and agreed to.