(1) That the additional duties on dried fruits which were first imposed by Section 8 of the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1915, and were continued up to the 1st day of August, 1927, by Section 12 of the Finance Act, 1926 (No. 35 of 1926) shall continue to be charged, levied, and paid on and from the said 1st day of August, 1927, up to the 1st day of August, 1928.
(2) That the provisions of Section 8 of the Finance Act, 1919, shall apply to the duties mentioned in this resolution with the substitution of the expression "Saorstát Eireann" for the expression "Great Britain and Ireland."
(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).
These duties were first imposed in the Finance (No. 2) Act, 1925. The additional duty on dried or preserved figs, prunes, raisins is 3/6 per cwt. That is in addition to the original duty of 7/- per cwt. The preferential provision applied to both, the original duty and the additional duty. The duty on currants is not affected. The original 2/- duty remains as it was. The yield from these duties is about £37,000 per annum.