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House of Commons Journal Volume 7: 30 November 1653

Pages 360-361

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 7, 1651-1660. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Wednesday, the 30th November, 1653.

Excise.

THE House proceeded in the Debate of the Rates for Excise.

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Resolved, by the Parliament, That for all manner of Drugs, according as they are distinguished by the Book of Rates for the Customs, upon every Twenty Shillings Value, to be paid by the first Buyer, 2
For all Foreign Soap imported, or to be imported, soft or hard, for every Hundred Weight thereof, containing One hundred and Twelve Pounds, to be paid by the first Buyer, 5
Resolved, That for all Saltery-Wares, not particularly rated in this Schedule, imported, or to be imported, upon every Twenty Shillings Value thereof, as they, or any of them shall be sold at a Price, to be paid by the first Buyer thereof, 1
For all Hemp, Flax, Tow, Tar, Rosin, Pitch, Wax, Tallow, Cable, Cable Yarn, and all manner of Cordage, upon every Twenty Shillings Value, to be paid by the first Buyer, 6
For all Sorts of Glass or Glasses, and all manner of Earthen Ware whatsoever, upon every Twenty Shillings Value, to be paid by the first Buyer, 2
For all manner of Woollen Cloth or Stuffs, or other Woollen Manufactures imported, for every Yard Measure over and above the Rates mentioned of Customs, to be paid by the Importer, 1
The Question being put, That for all manner of Foreign Wools imported, upon every Twenty Shillings Value, to be paid by the first Buyer; 1
That passed in the Negative.
For all Raw Silk imported, or to be imported, for every Twenty Shillings Value thereof, and so proportionably for a greater or lesser Value, to be paid by the first Buyer; 6
The Question being put, That for all manner of Foreign Wools imported, upon every Twenty Shillings Value, to be paid by the first Buyer; 6
It passed in the Affirmative.
For all Foreign Salt imported, which hath not paid Excise, or to be imported, upon every Gallon, to be paid by the first Buyer, except Salt employed in Fishing, 11/8
For all other Goods and Merchandizes, except Bullion, Corn, Victual, and Ammunition, imported, or to be imported, not specified herein, rated to pay after the Rate of Five per Cent. in the Book of Rates for Custom, according as they are therein respectively valued and charged, to be paid by the first Buyer, 1
For all other Goods and Merchandizes imported, or to be imported, upon which no Values are set, either in the said Book of Rates for Customs, nor in these present Rates for Excise, upon every Twenty Shillings Value thereof, as they, or any of them, shall be sold at a Price, to be paid by the First Buyer, 1

Resolved, That for all Inland, or Foreign Commodities, in the said Schedules mentioned, whether rated by the Pound Weight, Hundred Weight, Fodder, Pound, Value, Gallon, Barrel, Ton, or other greater or lesser Measure or Weight whatsoever, the Excise shall be duly paid for a greater or lesser Quantity pro rato, according to the Rates therein appointed and prescribed respectively.

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The Question being put, That for all BoneLace imported, for every Twenty Shillings Value, to be paid by the first Buyer, 4
That passed in the Negative.
Resolved, That for all Bone Lace imported, for every Twenty Shillings in Value, to be paid by the first Buyer, 3
For all Dyed-Silk imported, for every Twenty Shillings in Value, to be paid by the first Buyer, 5
For all Silk-Lace imported, for every Twenty Shillings in Value, to be paid by the first Buyer, 3
For all Gold and Silver-Lace imported, for every Twenty Shillings in Value, to be paid by the Buyer 2 6

Resolved, That all Salt made in England, and used for Fishing, be exempted from Excise.

The Bill for settling the Excise, was this Day read the First time.

Sir M. Lister, &c.

Resolved, That the Report from the Council of State, touching Sir Martyn Lister, and Hugh May, be made this Day Sevennight, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.