Oral Answers to Questions — Empire Tobacco.

– in the House of Commons on 14th May 1931.

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Photo of Mr Carlyon Bellairs Mr Carlyon Bellairs , Maidstone

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what has been the rise in the percentage of the Empire supply of tobacco to this country since a preference was granted in 1928 over what was sent from the Empire the year before?

Photo of Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence Mr Frederick Pethick-Lawrence , Leicester West

The preference on Empire tobacco was first granted in 1919, and was increased to the present amounts in 1925. That being so, I am not quite clear as to what figures the hon. and gallant Member desires, but if he will let me know I will endeavour to supply them.