No particulars are available of the f.o.b. value in the country of origin of cigars imported into this country, but in the financial years ended 31st March, 1938, and 31st March, 1939, the total declared values at importation were:
In view of the fact that since the war an embargo has been placed on the importation of certain cigars, and the amount of duty obtained there from has been very much decreased, does my right hon. Friend view the loss of duty with complacency or will he have consultation with the President of the Board of Trade with a view to getting him to remove the embargo?
I think I can safely assure my hon. Friend that there is no attitude of hostility on the part of His Majesty's Government to the importation or consumption of cigars.