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Finance (No. 2) Act 1915

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19New tables for ascertaining weight and strength of spirits

(1)The revised and extended table, an original copy of which marked Table I (Spirits) has been signed by the Chairman of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, and deposited in the office of the King's Remembrancer at the Royal Courts of Justice, shall be substituted, as the table to be used by Officers of Customs and Excise for the purpose of ascertaining the strength of spirits by means of Sikes's hydrometer, for the table of the Strengths of Spirits denoted by the said hydrometer which is required to be used for the purpose by the Spirits (Strength Ascertainment) Act, 1818.

(2)Where by reason of the high temperature or strength of spirits the strength of the spirits cannot be ascertained by means of Sikes's hydrometer, the strength may be ascertained by means of a supplemental hydrometer (to be called Sikes's A. Hydrometer), a specimen of which, marked by the Chairman of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise, has been deposited in the office of the King's Remembrancer at the Royal Courts Of Justice, and by means of the use of the supplemental table applicable to that hydrometer, an original copy of which, marked Table II (Spirits), has been signed by the Chairman of the Commissioners and deposited in the same office.

(3)Section one hundred and 'fourteen of the Spirits Act, 1880 (which relates to the ascertainment by weighing of the quantity of spirits) shall be construed as if for a reference to the Table therein mentioned there w-ere substituted a reference to the revised Tables, an original copy of which marked Tables III and IV, has been signed by the Chairman of the Commissioners of Customs and Excise and deposited in the Office of the King's Remembrancer at the Royal Courts of Justice and as if any reference to casks included a reference to other receptacles.

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