§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)
I may remind the hon. Member that, in reply to a question asked by the hon. Member for Christchurch on 10th March last, on the subject of the Indian Tobacco Duties, my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for India stated that the duties in question have been imposed for revenue, and for no other purposes, and involve no alteration of the fiscal principles of Indian finance. I may further remind him that my hon. Friend added that the Government of India were considering the question of putting a corresponding Excise duty upon tobacco manufactured in India.