HC Deb 25 April 1918 vol 105 cc1101-2

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that there are quantities of Turkish and Egyptian cigarettes for sale in this country notwithstanding that we are in the fourth year of the War; and if he can say where all this tobacco comes from, if from heavy stocks or what other source?


There is a small and rapidly diminishing quantity of pure Turkish and Egyptian cigarettes being manufactured in this country from stocks imported prior to the outbreak of war. The majority of so-called Turkish and Egyptian cigarettes arc made largely from a similar type of tobacco grown in Greece, Cyprus, Nyassaland, China, and Japan.