Non-Dollar Tobacco

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th July 1954.

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Photo of Mr Hugh Delargy Mr Hugh Delargy , Thurrock 12:00 am, 6th July 1954

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will set up a working party to make recommendations as to the manner in which tobacco produced elsewhere than in the dollar area should be grown and cured so as to be suitable for manufacture in Britain and whether he will have discussions to this end with Commonwealth and colonial countries and with representatives of those growing tobacco in Bulgaria and China.

Photo of Mr Henry Strauss Mr Henry Strauss , Norwich South

No, Sir. The hon. Member is mistaken in thinking that the tobacco grown in Commonwealth and Colonial Territories is unsuitable for manufacture in Britain; a considerable proportion of the tobacco we use is drawn from non-dollar sources.

Photo of Mr Hugh Delargy Mr Hugh Delargy , Thurrock

The simple question was: Can we have some more?

Photo of Mr Henry Strauss Mr Henry Strauss , Norwich South

That was not the simple question. The simple question was whether we would set up a Committee.