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2. Spirits

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th April 1976.

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Motion made, and Question, That as from 7th April 1976 the rates of duty specified in section 9 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 1975 shall be increased from £22·0900 and £22·1650 per proof gallon to £24·6300 and £24·7050 per proof gallon respectively.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).

The House divided: Ayes 295, Noes. 19.

[For Division List No. 109 see col. 1109.]

Question accordingly agreed to.