Tobacco and Cigarettes (Packing Material).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Supply. – in the House of Commons on 18th February 1942.

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Photo of Sir Stanley Reed Sir Stanley Reed , Aylesbury

asked the Minister of Supply whether, in view of the issue of 68,902 tons of cigarette and tobacco boards by the Paper Control between 2nd June, 1940, and 29th November, 1941, and the shortage of board and paper material, he will consider taking more active steps to encourage the sale of tobacco and cigarettes loose instead of in packets?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

At present ever 20 per cent. of the cigarettes distributed in the United Kingdom are packed in bulk, and every effort is being made in conjunction with the Board of Trade to promote further economies in the use of paper and board for tobacco and cigarettes.

Photo of Sir Stanley Reed Sir Stanley Reed , Aylesbury

Is the Minister aware that it has taken more than 24 months for steps to be taken to conserve our stocks of board?

Photo of Sir Andrew Duncan Sir Andrew Duncan , City of London

No, Sir, I am not aware of that.