HC Deb 16 March 1981 vol 1 cc120-1

Motion made, and Question, That, as from 11th March 1981, the Matches and Mechanical Lighters Duties Act 1979 shall be amended as follows—

  1. (1) In section 1(1) (duty on matches at the rate of £0.49 for every 7,200 matches) for "£0.49" there shall be substituted "£1.15".
  2. (2) In section 6(1) (duty on mechanical lighters at the rate of £0.20 for each lighter) for "£0.20" there shall be substituted "£0.50".
  3. (3) In section 6(3) (exemption for lighters constructed solely for the purpose of igniting gas for domestic use) after the word "domestic" there shall be inserted the words "or industrial".
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.—[Sir Geoffrey Howe.]

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