Financial Resolutions, 1983. - Financial Resolution No 5: Excise— Gaming Machine Licences.

I move:

(1) That section 74 (1) of the Finance Act, 1980 (No. 14 of 1980), shall, as respects the grant of gaming machine licences on or after the 10th day of February, 1983, be amended by the substitution for "£37.50", "£75", "£112.50" and "£150" (inserted by paragraph 11 (1) of the Imposition of Duties (No. 259) (Excise Duties) Order, 1982 (S.I. No. 48 of 1982)) of "£62.50", "£125", "£187.50" and "£250", respectively.

(2) That section 43 (7) (aa) of the Finance Act, 1975 (No. 6 of 1975), (inserted by section 74 (2) of the Finance Act, 1980), shall, as respects the grant of gaming machine licences on or after the 10th day of February, 1983, be amended by the substitution for "£25", "£50", "£75" and "£100" (inserted by paragraph 11 (2) of the Imposition of Duties (No. 259) (Excise Duties) Order, 1982) of "£40", "£80", "£120" and "£160", respectively.

(3) It is hereby declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution shall have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act, 1927 (No. 7 of 1927).

Question put and agreed to.