§ MR. T. LOUGH
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that at many general shops in which tobacco is sold it is customary to give children of nine or ten years of age, who buy other goods, 105 free cigarettes; and whether a regulation could be introduced which would make the licence of any tobacconist liable to forfeiture who gave tobacco in any form, without receiving direct money payment, to children under 16?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
I am not aware of the practice to which the hon. Member refers. There is no provision in the law for attaching such a condition as he suggests to the grant of a tobacco-dealer's licence, and I see no ground for legislating on the subject.