HC Deb 27 March 1913 vol 50 cc1831-2
60. Mr. WATT

asked what were the respective sums granted to Ireland and to Scotland in the year 1912 for the encouragement of tobacco growing in these countries?


The following sums were paid to tobacco growers out of Excise revenue in the calendar year 1912 as rebate of one-third of the duty paid on tobacco grown in Ireland and Scotland, namely:—

On tobacco grown in Ireland £492 18 11
On tobacco grown in Scotland 57 11 6

In respect of Irish tobacco, the amount paid relates solely to the crop of 1908 or previous years. For crops of subsequent growth the rebate has been replaced by an annual Grant of £6,000 (for five years, 1909–10 to 1913–14) to the Irish Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for the encouragement of the industry.