Finance (New Duties) Act, 1916



An Act to impose Duties in respect of admission to Entertainments, Matches, Table Waters and other Bevarages, and Cider; and for purposes connected therewith. [19th April 1916.]

Most Gracious Sovereign,

We Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament assembled, towards raising the necessary supplies to defray Your Majesty’s public expenses, and making an addition to the public revenue, have freely and voluntarily resolved to give and grant unto Your Majesty the several duties herein-after mentioned; and do therefore most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted, and be it enacted, by the King’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lord Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: