HC Deb 02 July 1930 vol 240 c1972W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any recent increase in the duties on imported spirits have been imposed in the Gold Coast and Togoland; and can he state the date upon which these were carried into effect?


Yes, Sir. On the 19th of June the Legislative Council of the Gold Coast approved the increase of the import duty on spirits from 27s. 6d. to £1 13s. 6d. per gallon at the strength of 50 centisimal degrees, the minimum duty being raised from £1 4s. 10d. to £1 10s. 10d. per gallon. Spirits above 50 degrees in strength pay an additional 8d. per gallon for each degree or fraction of a degree. These increases took effect forthwith.