Bus Fuel Grants Act 1966

JurisdictionUK Non-devolved
Citation1966 c. 46


Bus Fuel Grants Act 1966

1966 CHAPTER 46

An Act to extend section 92 of the Finance Act 1965 so as to enable grants to be made under that section in respect of surcharges under section 9 of the Finance Act 1961 on customs and excise duties charged on fuel used in operating stage carriage services and to enable provision to be made in Northern Ireland for similar purposes.

[21st December 1966]

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

S-1 Grants in respect of surcharges on bus fuel.

1 Grants in respect of surcharges on bus fuel.

(1) Section 92 of the Finance Act 1965 shall be amended as follows:—

(a ) in subsection (1) (grants by Minister of Transport to bus operators towards defraying customs and excise duties charged on bus fuel) the reference to those duties shall include a reference to any addition thereto which is payable by virtue of—

(ii)any later order under section 9 of the Finance Act 1961, including an order varying the said order of 1966;

(b ) subsection (2) (amount of grant not to exceed sixpence for every gallon used or estimated to have been used) shall have effect, as respects any grant so far as it relates to a period (including a period before the passing of this Act) for which any such addition is payable, with the substitution for the reference to sixpence of a reference to sixpence plus the extra amount per gallon which is payable by way of such addition;

but no grant shall be made by virtue of paragraph (a )(ii) above except with the approval of the Treasury.

(2) So much of subsection (9) of the said section 92 as enables the Parliament of Northern Ireland to make laws for purposes similar to the purposes of the provisions of that section shall apply to those provisions as amended by this section.

S-2 Short title.

2 Short title.

2. This Act may be cited as theBus Fuel Grants Act 1966.

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