§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ LORD TEMPLEMORE
My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a second time. As your Lordships are probably aware this might be described as a hardy annual which is presented to Parliament every year after the passing into law of our own Finance Bill. I do not think that there are any points in the Bill which need explanation, but perhaps I should inform your Lordships that Clauses 1, 2, 3 and 4 confirm Resolutions passed by the Tynwald on April 21, 1942, and 16th June, 1942, increasing and continuing the duties on spirits, wines, sweets and tobacco. This reflects increases in our own Finance Act of this year. Clause 5 confirms a Resolution passed by the Tynwald on June 16, 1942, continuing those annual duties which have not been increased. I do not think there is anything more that I need say about this familiar Bill. I beg to move.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2ª.—(Lord Templemore.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2ª: Committee negatived.