HC Deb 27 October 1919 vol 120 c247
4. Captain R. TERRELL

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that only one-tenth of the cigarette orders in this country can be executed; and whether, in view of this fact, he will state the monthly export of cigarettes to the British Army in Germany and also to German firms?


As regards the first part of the question I have no information. In the month of June, 1919, no cigarettes were exported to Germany. In July, August and September the registered exports of cigarettes to Germany (excluding those for the British Army) were as follows:

1919 British Cigarettes Cigarettes of Foreign Manufacture.
lbs. lbs.
July 5,500 Nil.
August 54,500 8,500
September 254,500 26,000

The Customs records of deliveries to the Army and Navy do not distinguish the countries to which they are sent.