Financial Resolution No. 21—Customs.

I move:

(1) That the duties of customs imposed by Section 20 of the Finance Act, 1932 (No. 20 of 1932), shall, in respect of tobacco imported into Saorstát Eireann on or after the 16th day of May, 1935, be charged, levied, and paid at the several rates specified in the Schedule to this Resolution in lieu of the rates specified in Part I of the Third Schedule to the said Finance Act, 1932.

(2) 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).

SCHEDULE.

Full (per lb.)

Preferential (per lb.)

Unmanufactured:—

s.

d.

s.

d.

If Stripped or Stemmed:—

Containing 10 lbs. or more of moisture in every 100 lbs. weight thereof

10

Containing less than 10 lbs. of moisture in every 100 lbs. weight thereof

11

If Unstripped or Unstemmed:—

Containing 10 lbs. or more of moisture in every 100 lbs. weight thereof

10

0

Containing less than 10 lbs. of moisture in every 100 lbs. weight thereof

11

1

Manufactured, viz:—

s.

d.

s.

d.

Cigars

19

1

15

10?

Cigarettes

15

5

12

10?

Cavendish or Negrohead

14

7

12

10?

Cavendish or Negrohead Manufactured in Bond

12

8

10

6?

Other Manufactured Tobacco

12

8

10

6?

Snuff containing more than 13 lbs. of moisture in every 100 lbs. weight thereof

12

0

10

0

Snuff not containing more than 13 lbs. of moisture in every 100 lbs. weight thereof

14

7

12

1?

This Resolution provides for an increase of 8d. per lb. in the basic rate of the customs duty on unmanufactured tobacco. Of course the increase will be passed on to the consumer. We anticipate a total increase of £160,000 in the yield from these duties.

Will it be possible to pass on this increase to cigarettes?

How much will it amount to?

I cannot say, possibly 1/2d. per oz.

Resolution put.
The Committee divided: Tá, 55; Níl, 41.

  • Aiken, Frank.
  • Bartley, Gerald.
  • Boland, Gerald.
  • Boland, Patrick.
  • Brady, Brian.
  • Breen, Daniel.
  • Briscoe, Robert.
  • Carty, Frank.
  • Cleary, Micheál.
  • Concannon, Helena.
  • Corish, Richard.
  • Corkery, Daniel.
  • Corry, Martin John.
  • Crowley, Fred. Hugh.
  • Crowley, Timothy.
  • Daly, Denis.
  • Davin, William.
  • Derrig, Thomas.
  • De Valera, Eamon.
  • Donnelly, Eamon.
  • Dowdall, Thomas P.
  • Flinn, Hugo. V.
  • Flynn, Stephen.
  • Fogarty, Andrew.
  • Gibbons, Seán.
  • Goulding, John.
  • Hales, Thomas.
  • Harris, Thomas.
  • Kehoe, Patrick.
  • Kelly, James Patrick.
  • Kelly, Thomas.
  • Keyes, Michael.
  • Killilea, Mark.
  • Kissane, Eamonn.
  • Lemass, Seán F.
  • Little, Patrick John.
  • MacEntee, Seán.
  • Maguire, Ben.
  • Maguire, Conor Alexander.
  • Moane, Edward.
  • Murphy, Timothy Joseph.
  • O'Briain, Donnchadh.
  • O Ceallaigh, Seán T.
  • O'Grady, Seán.
  • O'Reilly, Matthew.
  • Pattison, James P.
  • Pearse, Margaret Mary.
  • Rice, Edward.
  • Ruttledge, Patrick Joseph.
  • Ryan, James.
  • Ryan, Martin.
  • Sheridan, Michael.
  • Smith, Patrick.
  • Traynor, Oscar.
  • Victory, James.

Níl

  • Alton, Ernest Henry.
  • Anthony, Richard.
  • Beckett, James Walter.
  • Bennett, George Cecil.
  • Brennan, Michael.
  • Byrne, Alfred.
  • Costello, John Aloysius.
  • Curran, Richard.
  • Desmond, William.
  • Dillon, James M.
  • Dolan, James Nicholas.
  • Doyle, Peadar S.
  • Fagan, Charles.
  • Finlay, John.
  • Fitzgerald, Desmond.
  • Good, John.
  • Holohan, Richard.
  • Keating, John.
  • Lynch, Finian.
  • MacDermot, Frank.
  • MacEoin, Seán.
  • McFadden, Michael Og.
  • McGilligan, Patrick.
  • McGovern, Patrick.
  • McGuire, James Ivan.
  • McMenamin, Daniel.
  • Morrisroe, James.
  • Morrissey, Daniel.
  • Mulcahy, Richard.
  • Murphy, James Edward.
  • O'Higgins, Thomas Francis.
  • O'Leary, Daniel.
  • O'Neill, Eamonn.
  • O'Sullivan, Gearóid.
  • O'Sullivan, John Marcus.
  • Redmond, Bridget Mary.
  • Reidy, James.
  • Rice, Vincent.
  • Roddy, Martin.
  • Rowlette, Robert James.
  • Wall, Nicholas.
Tellers:—Tá: Deputies Little and Smith; Níl: Deputies Doyle and Bennett.
Resolution declared carried.