Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Rates of Duty on Alcoholic Liquor — 18 Mar 2008 at 21:41

The Aye voters passed an amendment to increase the duties on a range of alcoholic liquors. The Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979 was amended as follows:

(2) In section 5 (rate of duty on spirits), for "£19.56" substitute "£21.35".
(3) In section 36(1AA)(a) (standard rate of duty on beer), for "£13.71" substitute "£14.96".
(4) In section 62(1A) (rates of duty on cider)-
(a) in paragraph (a) (rate of duty per hectolitre in the case of sparkling cider of a strength exceeding 5.5 per cent), for "£172.33" substitute "£188.10",
(b) in paragraph (b) (rate of duty per hectolitre in the case of cider of a strength exceeding 7.5 per cent which is not sparkling cider), for "£39.73" substitute "£43.37", and
(c) in paragraph (c) (rate of duty per hectolitre in any other case), for "£26.48" substitute "£28.90".
(5) For the table in Schedule 1 substitute-
(6) The amendments made by this Resolution come into force on 17 March 2008.
And it is 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.

N.B. Schedule 1 (linked above) refers to the duties on different types and strengths of wine. As you will see from the debate on They Work For You the amendment proposes increasing the duties on all of these wines when you compare it to the original Schedule 1 of the Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act.

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Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Aye)Minority (No)BothTurnout
Con0 169 (+2 tell)089.1%
DUP6 0066.7%
Independent0 1020.0%
Independent Conservative0 10100.0%
Lab294 (+2 tell) 1084.4%
LDem0 59093.7%
PC0 30100.0%
SDLP2 0066.7%
SNP0 60100.0%
Total:302 240086.1%

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John SpellarWarleyLabno

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