HC Deb 23 May 1985 vol 79 c548W
Mr. Ashdown

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list in the Official Report all the different types of licences operated or granted by his Department and the year in which they first came into operation.

Mr. Hayhoe

Her Majesty's Customs and Excise issue excise licences for the following purposes:

  • Still User
  • Beer Primer
  • Brewer for Sale
  • Compounder
  • Distiller
  • Rectifier
  • Producers of Wine and Made Wine
  • Match Manufacturer
  • Mechanical Lighter Manufacturer Methylator
  • Limited Licence to Brew
  • Gaming
  • Gaming Machines

The Department also administers import and export licences on behalf of other Government Departments. The Treasury licenses the melting down or breaking up of United Kingdom coins.

Most of these licensing systems have been in operation for many years and it would not be possible to determine the year in which they first came into operation without disproportionate cost.

The Inland Revenue operates and grants no licences.