§ MR. WILLIAM REDMOND
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can say whether the request of those interested in tobacco-growing in Ireland for an extension of the time during which a rebate shall be given on Irish grown tobacco can be granted.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. ASQUITH,) Fifeshire, E.
The concession made by the Treasury granting a rebate of one-third of the duty on tobacco grown in Ireland was for a period of five years from the 1st December 1903. I shall be glad to receive from the hon. Gentleman or those interested in the experiment any suggestions as to the necessity for further extention of time.