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Mr. Speaker : I am now required, under Standing Order No. 50(3), to put successively without further debate the


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Question on each of the ways and means motions. With the leave of the House, I will put together motions Nos. 2 to 50.

2. Hydrocarbon oil

Resolved,

That, as from 6 o'clock in the evening of 14th March 1989, the Hydrocarbon Oil Duties Act 1979 shall have effect with the amendments set out below.

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. (1) In section 6--

(a) in subsection (1), after "(2)" there shall be inserted ", (2A)", and

(b) the following subsection shall be inserted after subsection (2)--

"(2A) The rate of duty for petrol which--

(a) has an anti-knock value below that specified as the minimum for 4 star petrol in the British Standard Specification BS 4040 : 1988, and

(b) is neither unleaded petrol (within the meaning of section 13A below) nor aviation gasoline,

shall be £0.2122 a litre."

(2) In section 13A, for "£0.0202" there shall be substituted "£0.0272".

(3) In Part I of Schedule 3, in paragraph 10A, after the word "Amending" there shall be inserted the words "the description of petrol falling within subsection (2A) of section 6 of this Act or" and for the words "section 6 of this Act" there shall be substituted the words "that section".-- [Mr. Lawson.]

3. Beer (original gravity)

Resolved,

That provision may be made amending section 3(5) of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979.-- [Mr. Lawson.]


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4. Production of made-wine

Resolved,

That section 55 of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 may be amended by provisions relating to the blending or other mixing of made-wines or of made-wines and wines.-- [Mr. Lawson.]

5. Vehicles excise duty (rates)

Resolved,

That the Vehicles (Excise) Act 1971 ("the 1971 Act") and the Vehicles (Excise) Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 ("the 1972 Act") shall have effect, in relation to licences taken out after 14th March 1989, with the amendments set out below.

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. (1) For the words--

(a) "in the second column of" in paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the 1971 Act (rates of duty on hackney carriages), and

(b) "in column 2 of" in paragraph 1 of Schedule 2 to the 1972 Act,

there shall be substituted the words "in relation to its seating capacity in the Table in" ; and for the Table in Part II of each of those Schedules there shall be substituted the Table set out below. Rates of Duty on Hackney Carriages--

Seating capacity Rate of duty

Under 9 100

9 to 16 130

17 to 35 200

36 to 60 300

Over 60 450

(2) In Part II of Schedule 4 to the 1971 Act for Tables A, A(1) and A(2) (rates for rigid goods vehicles having plated gross weight exceeding 12 tonnes) there shall be substituted the Tables set out below.


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Table A-- Rates of Duty on Rigid Goods Vehicles Exceeding 12 Tonnes Plated Gross Weight-- General Rates--

Plated gross weight of vehicle Rate of duty

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Exceeding Not

exceeding Two axle

vehicle Three axle

vehicle Four or more

axle vehicle

tonnes tonnes £ £ £

12 13 450 340 340

13 14 630 340 340

14 15 810 340 340

15 17 1,230 340 340

17 19 -- 600 340

19 21 -- 800 340

21 23 -- 1,100 490

23 25 -- 1,980 760

25 27 -- -- 1,220

27 29 -- -- 1,790

29 30.49 -- -- 2,780


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Table A--(1) Rates of Duty on Rigid Goods Vehicles Exceeding 12 Tonnes Plated Gross Weight-- Rates for Farmers' Goods Vehicles--

Plated gross weight of vehicle Rate of duty

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Exceeding Not

exceeding Two axle

vehicle Three axle

vehicle Four or more

axle vehicle

tonnes tonnes £ £ £

12 13 270 205 205

13 14 380 205 205

14 15 490 205 205

15 17 740 205 205

17 19 -- 360 205

19 21 -- 480 205

21 23 -- 660 295

23 25 -- 1,190 460

25 27 -- -- 735

27 29 -- -- 1,075

29 30.49 -- -- 1,670

Table A(2)-- Rates of Duty on Rigid Goods Vehicles Exceeding 12 Tonnes Plated Gross Weight -- Rates for Showmen's Goods Vehicles--

Plated gross weight of vehicle Rate of duty

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)

Exceeding Not

exceeding Two axle

vehicle Three axle

vehicle Four or more

axle vehicle

tonnes tonnes £ £ £

12 13 115 90 90

13 14 160 90 90

14 15 205 90 90

15 17 310 90 90

17 19 -- 150 90

19 21 -- 200 90

21 23 -- 275 125

23 25 -- 495 190

25 27 -- -- 305

27 29 -- -- 450

29 30.49 -- -- 695

(3) The Tables set out above shall also be substituted for Tables A, A(1) and A(2) in Part II of the Schedule 4 to the 1972 Act, but modified for that purpose by the substitution for any reference to a plated gross weight of a reference to a relevant maximum weight. (4) In paragraph 2 of Schedule 4A to the 1971 Act and the 1972 Act (rates of duty for vehicles carrying or drawing exceptional loads) for "£1,600" there shall be substituted "£3,100".

(5) In--

(a) subsection (5) of section 16 of the 1971 Act (rates of duty for trade licences), including that subsection as set out in paragraph 12 of Part I of Schedule 7 to that Act, and

(b) subsection (6) of section 16 of the 1972 Act, including that subsection as set out in paragraph 12 of Part I of Schedule 9 to that Act,

for "£85" and "£17" there shall be substituted "£100" and "£20" respectively.-- [Mr. Lawson.]


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6. Vehicles excise duty (assignment of registration marks)

Resolved,

That provision may be made--

(a) for the payment of sums, payable into the Consolidated Fund, in respect of the acquisition of rights relating to the assignment of registration marks under the Vehicles (Excise) Act 1971 or the Vehicles (Excise) Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 ; and

(b) for the payment of charges under section 12(1) of the Finance Act 1976 in connection with the assignment of registration marks in pursuance of rights so relating.-- [Mr. Lawson.]


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