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Finance Act 1962

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SEVENTH SCHEDULECustoms and Excise Act, 1952, s. 200 (2)-(5) as amended

(2)No heavy oils on the delivery of which for home use rebate has been allowed shall be used as fuel for a vehicle to which this section applies, or be taken into such a vehicle as fuel, unless an amount equal to the amount for the time being allowable in respect of rebate on like oils has been paid to the Commissioners in accordance with regulations made for the purposes of this section ; and regulations so made may provide for restricting (whether by reference to locality, the obtaining of a licence from the Commissioners or other matters) the cases in which such payments are to be effective for the purposes of this subsection.

(3)Any person who uses heavy oils in contravention of the last foregoing subsection, or is liable for heavy oils being taken into a vehicle in contravention of that subsection, shall be liable to a penalty of three times the value of the oils or one hundred pounds, whichever is the greater, and the Commissioners may recover from him an amount equal to the rebate on like oils at the rate in force at the time of the contravention ; and if any heavy oils are sold by a person having reason to believe that they will be so used, that person shall be liable to a penalty as aforesaid.

(4)Any heavy oils taken into a vehicle or sold as mentioned in the last foregoing subsection shall be liable to forfeiture.

(5)A person shall foe liable for heavy oils being taken into a vehicle in contravention of subsection (2) of this section if he is at the time the person having the charge of the vehicle or the owner of the vehicle, except that if a person other than the owner is, or is for the time being, entitled to possession of it, that person and not the owner shall be liable.

(6)This section applies to any vehicle constructed or adapted for use on roads, except that it does not apply—

(a)to any vehicle while it is not used on a public road (within the meaning of the Vehicles (Excise) Act, 1962, or, in Northern Ireland, the Vehicles (Excise) Act (Northern Ireland), 1954) and no road licence is in force in respect of it; or

(b)to a vehicle exempted from duty by paragraph (h) of subsection (1) or by subsection (6) of section six of the said Act of 1962 or, in Northern Ireland, by paragraph (h) of subsection (1) or by subsection (5) of section seven of the said Act of 1954 (which relate to road construction vehicles, and to vehicles not used on public roads except in passing to and from land in the same occupation); or

(c)to a vehicle of any of the following descriptions which is not chargeable with duty as a goods vehicle, that is to say, any agricultural machine, digging machine, mobile crane or mowing machine mentioned in the Third Schedule to the said Act of 1962 or in paragraph (a), (b), (c) or (d) of subsection (2) of section four of the said Act of 1954, and any road roller.

(7)For the purposes of the last foregoing subsection "road licence" and " duty" mean a licence and duty under the said Act of 1962 or, in Northern Ireland, the said Act of 1954; but a vehicle in respect of which there is current a certificate or document in the form of a licence issued in pursuance of regulations under subsection (3) of section sixteen of the said Act of 1962 or, in Northern Ireland, under section twenty of the said Act of 1954 shall be treated as a vehicle for which a road licence is in force.

(8)For the purposes of this section—

(a)heavy oils shall be deemed to be used as fuel for a vehicle if, but only if, they are used as fuel for the engine provided for propelling the vehicle or for an engine which draws its fuel from the same supply as that engine; and

(b)heavy oils shall be deemed to be taken into a vehicle as fuel if, but only if, they are taken into it as part of that supply ;

and paragraph (a) of this subsection shall apply for the purposes of section two hundred and two of this Act, and for the purposes of Part I of the Second Schedule to the Finance Act, 1960, as it applies for the purposes of this section.

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