HC Deb 13 August 1940 vol 364 c588
15. Mr. Crowder

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he has yet been able to consider the position with regard to the supply of cigarettes to the troops; and whether he is now in a position to arrange for an issue to the troops of a weekly ration of cigarettes?

Mr. Eden

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Seaham (Mr. Shinwell) on Thursday last by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Mr. Crowder

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this decision has been very much appreciated by the Serving Members' Committee, and will he continue to give due consideration to all questions affecting the welfare of the soldiers put forward from time to time by that committee?

Mr. Eden

Yes, Sir. But I gather that if it pleases the committee, it also pleases the men.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

Do I gather that this extra 6d. a day will not be taken into account when apportioning allowances?

Mr. Eden

Yes, Sir.

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