New Clause. — (Excise duties on homegrown tobacco to cease.)

Part of Orders of the Day — Finance Bill. – in the House of Commons on 28th June 1922.

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Photo of Mr Alexander Lyle-Samuel Mr Alexander Lyle-Samuel , Eye

Does the Chancellor of the Exchequer mean that at the present moment his mind is definitely fixed that this year at least he is not going to make any remission? The principle could be applied to many products which we receive from various parts of the world. We could grow cocoanuts and bananas and all the cotton we receive in this country under glass, and there is no limit on the demands which can be made on the Exchequer. I merely wish to ask the Chancellor whether we properly understood him to mean that his decision was final for the present.