Beer (Amendment) Regulations 1978

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
CitationSI 1978/1186

1978 No. 1186


The Beer (Amendment) Regulations 1978

8thAugust 1978

10thAugust 1978

1stSeptember 1978

The Commissioners of Customs and Excise, in pursuance of the powers conferred on them by sections 127, 171 and 250 of the Customs and Excise Act 1952(a) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Regulations:—

Citation and commencement

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Beer (Amendment) Regulations 1978 and shall come into operation on 1st September 1978.


2.—(1) In these Regulations—

"the principal Regulations" means the Beer Regulations 1978(b).

(2) The Interpretation Act 1889(c) shall apply for the interpretation of these Regulations as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

3. The principal Regulations are hereby amended as follows:—

(a) for Regulation 46 of the principal Regulations there shall be substituted the following—

"46. The use in the manufacture or preparation for sale of beer of the substances specified in Schedule 10, being substances which give the organoleptic impression of enhanced original gravity without at the same time making a proportionate contribution to the original gravity as measured in Regulation 11, is prohibited.";

(b) for Schedule 10 to the principal Regulations there shall be substituted the following:—

"SCHEDULE 10 (Regulation 46)


1. Saccharin and its salts.

2. Glycyrrhizic acid and its salts.".

H. F. Christopherson, Commissioner of Customs and Excise.

8th August 1978.

King's Beam House Mark Lane London EC3R 7HE

(a) 1952 c. 44.

(b) S.I. 1978/893.

(c) 1889 c. 63.


(This Note is not part of the Regulations.)

These Regulations amend the Beer Regulations 1978 by substituting a new Regulation 46 and associated Schedule 10. They are made to avoid any possibility that the Schedule as worded in the Beer Regulations 1978 might be considered to give the Commissioners of Customs and Excise a discretion under the Regulations which is not conferred upon them by the enabling provision (Section 250 of the Customs and Excise Act 1952).

Regulation 46 prohibits...

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