"V" Cigarettes, Middle East

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons on 25th April 1944.

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Miss Ward:

asked the Secretary of State for War on what date his attention was first drawn from the Middle East theatre of war to complaints against "V" cigarettes; and at what date it was decided no more should be issued.

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

Representations were first made about these cigarettes in November last and arrangements were immediately made to supply British cigarettes instead. These arrangements took effect in Italy in February and in the Middle East the issue of "V" cigarettes should stop in a month or so.

Miss Ward:

Can my right hon. Friend tell me what was the expense of the withdrawal of these cigarettes?

Photo of Sir James Grigg Sir James Grigg , Cardiff East

Not without notice, I am afraid.