36. Sir NICHOLAS GRATTAN DOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether the Imperial Economic Committee on Tobacco has reported; and, if so, whether the Empire Marketing Board has taken the Report into consideration, and with what result?
§ Mr. AMERY
The Imperial Economic Committee have lately issued a report upon Tobacco, and this Board is now engaging the attention of the Empire Marketing Board. The Board have already issued, in accordance with the Committee's recommendation, a comprehensive list of Empire smoking tobaccos, cigarettes and cigars on general sale in the retail shops. Copies of this list are obtainable post free on application to the Board. Some Press advertising on behalf of Empire tobaccos is being undertaken and a special set of posters is being prepared.
§ Sir HARRY BRITTAIN
Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any samples are going to be obtained and placed in the Smoke Room?
§ Colonel WOODCOCK
Could not the hoardings which are used for pictures at the present time be used for Empire tobacco advertisements?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in the British House of Commons about 3 ozs. of Empire tobacco are sold per week?