Pipe Tobaccos (Prices)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Technology – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th July 1970.

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Photo of Hon. Nicholas Ridley Hon. Nicholas Ridley , Cirencester and Tewkesbury 12:00 am, 13th July 1970

I gather that the reasons for the increase are partly higher wages and partly the fact that we have run out of stocks of Rhodesian leaf and have had to buy more expensive American leaf, and I would not attempt to intervene in a situation of that sort.