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Finance Act 1970

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9Amendments relating to vehicles excise duty etc.

(1)In section 6 of the Vehicles (Excise) Act 1962 (in this section referred to as " the 1962 Act") in subsection (1)(g) (which exempts from vehicles excise duty invalid carriages not exceeding six hundredweight unladen) for the word " six " there shall be substituted the word

eight.

(2)In section 12(1) of the 1962 Act (vehicles for which trade licences may be issued) after paragraph (ii) there shall be inserted the words " or

(iii)in the case of a motor trader who is a manufacturer of mechanically propelled vehicles, for all vehicles kept and used by him solely for purposes of conducting research and development in the course of his business as such a manufacturer ".

(3)In section 12(10) of the 1962 Act, in the definition of " recovery vehicle", which was inserted by paragraph 2 of Part II of Schedule 12 to the Finance Act 1969, for the words from

on which

to " designed primarily " there shall be substituted the words

on which there is mounted, or which is drawing, or which is carrying as part of its equipment, apparatus designed for raising a disabled vehicle wholly or partly from the ground or for drawing a disabled vehicle when so raised, and which is not used.

(4)Subject to subsection (5) below, for the purpose of calculating any amount due on or after 15th February 1971 from or to any person under any provision of the 1962 Act, section 12 of the Finance Act 1967 (additional liability for keeping unlicensed vehicle) or the Vehicle and Driving Licences Act 1969, any fraction of a new penny in that amount shall be disregarded ; and accordingly section 9(3) of the 1962 Act and so much of section 8(3) of the said Act of 1969 as relates to disregarding fractions of a penny shall on that day cease to have effect.

(5)Subsection (4) above shall not apply for the purpose of calculating any amount due under any provision of section 2(2) or section 12.(5) of the 1962 Act relating to the duty on a vehicle licence or trade licence for a period of less than a year.

(6)This section shall come into force on 1st September 1970.

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