Clause 74 - Reference documents: amount of import duty

Part of Finance (No. 2) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:00 pm on 5 January 2022.

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Photo of Abena Oppong-Asare Abena Oppong-Asare Shadow Exchequer Secretary (Treasury) 5:00, 5 January 2022

This relatively minor change allows technical updates to the tariff schedule to be made by public notice rather than secondary legislation. Given that there are safeguards to ensure that substantive changes, such as varying the rate of import duty, continue to be made by regulation and are therefore subject to parliamentary oversight, we do not oppose the clause.