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Alcoholic Liquor Duties Act 1979

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I Preliminary

    1. 1. The alcoholic liquors dutiable under this Act.

    2. 2. Ascertainment of strength volume and weight of alcoholic liquors.

    3. 3. Meaning of and method of ascertaining gravity of liquids.

    4. 4. Interpretation.

  3. Part II Spirits

    1. Charge of excise duty

      1. 5. Spirits: charge of excise duty.

    2. Reliefs from excise duty

      1. 6. Power to exempt angostura bitters from duty.

      2. 6A. Repayment of duty on spirits used for low alcohol products.

      3. 7. Exemption from duty of spirits in articles used for medical purposes.

      4. 8. Remission of duty in respect of spirits used for medical or scientific purposes.

      5. 9. Remission of duty on spirits for methylation.

      6. 10. Remission of duty on spirits for use in art or manufacture.

      7. 11. Relief from duty on imported goods not for human consumption containing spirits.

    3. Manufacture of spirits

      1. 12. Licence to manufacture spirits.

      2. 13. Power to make regulations relating to manufacture of spirits.

      3. 14. Duty on spirits—attenuation charge.

      4. 15. Distiller’s warehouse.

      5. 16. Racking of duty-paid spirits at distillery.

      6. 17. Offences in connection with removal of spirits from distillery, etc.

    4. Rectifying and compounding of spirits

      1. 18. Rectifier’s and compounder’s licences.

      2. 19. Regulation of rectifying and compounding.

      3. 20. Penalty for excess or deficiency in rectifier’s stock.

      4. 21. Restrictions relating to rectifiers.

      5. 22. Drawback on British compounds and spirits of wine.

      6. 23. Allowance on British compounds.

    5. General provisions relating to manufacture of spirits and British compounds

      1. 24. Restriction on carrying on of other trades by distiller or rectifier.

      2. 25. Penalty for unlawful manufacture of spirits, etc.

    6. General provisions relating to spirits

      1. 26. Importation and exportation of spirits.

      2. 27—30.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 31.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      4. 32. Restriction on transfer of British spirits in warehouse.

      5. 33. Restrictions on use of certain goods relieved from spirits duty.

      6. 34. Prohibition of grogging.

      7. 35. Returns as to importation, manufacture, sale or use of alcohols.

  4. Part III Beer

    1. Charge of excise duty

      1. 36. Beer: charge of excise duty.

    2. Reduced rates of excise duty

    3. 36A. Beer from small breweries: introductory

    4. 36B. Interpretation of provisions relating to small brewery beer

    5. 36C. Meaning of “small brewery beer": beer from singleton breweries

    6. 36D. Rate of duty for small brewery beer from singleton breweries

    7. 36E. Meaning of “small brewery beer": beer from co-operated breweries

    8. 36F. Rate of duty for small brewery beer from co-operated breweries

    9. 36G. Assessments where incorrectly low rate of duty applied

    10. 36H. Power to vary reduced rate provisions

    11. Computation of excise duty

      1. 37. Charge of duty on beer brewed in the United Kingdom: general

      2. 38. Charge of duty on beer brewed in the United Kingdom: brewer for sale.

      3. 39. Charge of duty on beer brewed in the United Kingdom: private brewer.

      4. 40. Charge of duty on imported beer.

    12. Reliefs from excise duty

      1. 41.Exemption from duty of beer brewed for private consumption.

      2. 41A.Suspension of duty: registration of persons and premises.

      3. 42. Drawback on exportation, removal to warehouse, shipment as stores, etc.

      4. 43. Warehousing of beer for exportation, etc.

      5. 44. Remission or repayment of duty on beer used for purposes of research or experiment.

      6. 45. Repayment of duty on beer used in the production or manufacture of other beverages, etc.

      7. 46. Remission or repayment of duty on spoilt beer.

    13. Producing of beer

      1. 47. Registration of producers of beer.

      2. 48.Licence to use premises for adding solutions to beer.

      3. 49. Beer regulations.

      4. 49A. Drawback allowable to registered brewer.

      5. 50. Regulations as respects sugar kept by brewers for sale.

      6. 51. Power to require production of books by brewers for sale.

      7. 52. Offences in connection with fraudulent evasion of duty.

      8. 53. Special provisions as to holders of limited licences to brew beer.

  5. Part IV Wine and Made-Wine

    1. 54. Wine: charge of excise duty.

    2. 55. Made-wine: charge of excise duty.

    3. 55A. Wine and made-wine of a strength not exceeding 5.5 per cent.

    4. 55B. Cider labelled as made-wine.

    5. 56. Power to regulate making of wine and made-wine and provide for charging duty thereon.

    6. 57. Mixing of made-wine and spirits in warehouse.

    7. 58. Mixing of wine and spirits in warehouse.

    8. 59. Rendering imported wine or made-wine sparkling in warehouse.

    9. 60. Repayment of duty on imported wine or made-wine used in the production or manufacture of other beverages, etc.

    10. 61. Remission or repayment of duty on spoilt wine or made-wine.

  6. Part V Cider

    1. 62. Excise duty on cider.

    2. 62A. Meaning of “sparkling” etc. in section 62.

    3. 62B. Cider labelled as strong cider.

    4. 63. Repayment of duty on imported cider used in the production or manufacture of other beverages, etc.

    5. 64. Remission or repayment of duty on spoilt cider.

  7. Part VI General Control Provisions

    1. Sale of dutiable alcoholic liquors

      1. 65. Excise licence for dealing wholesale in certain alcoholic liquors.

      2. 66.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 66A. Blending of alcoholic liquors.

      4. 67. Power to regulate keeping of dutiable alcoholic liquors by wholesalers and retailers.

      5. 68.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      6. 69. Miscellaneous provisions as to wholesalers and retailers of spirits.

      7. 70.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      8. 71. Penalty for mis-describing liquor as spirits.

      9. 71A. Restrictions on adding substances to beer.

      10. 72. Offences by wholesaler or retailer of beer.

      11. 73.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      12. 74. Liquor to be deemed wine or spirits.

    2. Methylated spirits

      1. 75. Licence or authority to manufacture and deal wholesale in methylated spirits.

      2. 76.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 77. Power to make regulations relating to methylated spirits.

      4. 78. Additional provisions relating to methylated spirits.

      5. 79. Inspection of premises, etc.

      6. 80. Prohibition of use of methylated spirits, etc. as a beverage or medicine.

    3. Still licences

      1. 81.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 82. Power to make regulations with respect to stills.

      3. 83.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    4. Relief from, and payment by instalments of, liquor licence duties

      1. 84.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      2. 85.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

      3. 86. Reduced duty on certain part-year licences.

      4. 87, 88.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

  8. Part VII Miscellaneous

    1. 89.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    2. General

      1. 90. Regulations.

      2. 91. Directions.

      3. 92. Consequential amendments, repeals and saving and transitional provisions.

      4. 93. Citation and commencement.

  9. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Table of rates of duty on wine and made-wine

      1. Part I Wine or made-wine of a strength not exceeding 22 per cent.

      2. Part II Wine or made-wine of a strength exceeding 22 per cent.

      3. Interpretation

        1. 1.Paragraphs 2 and 3 below apply for the purposes of...

        2. 2.(1) Wine or made-wine which is for the time being...

        3. 3.(1) Wine or made-wine shall be regarded as having been...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      . . .

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. 1, 2.. . . . . . . . . ....

      2. 3, 4.. . . . . . . . . ....

      3. Licensing Act 1964

        1. 5.(1) The Licensing Act 1964 shall be amended as provided...

        2. 6, 7.. . . . . . . . . ....

      4. Licensing Act (Northern Ireland) 1971

        1. 8.(1) . . . . . . . . ....

      5. Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976

        1. 9.In section 139(1) of the Licensing (Scotland) Act 1976 the...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      REPEALS

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