HC Deb 22 April 1947 vol 436 cc807-8
53. Mr. Erroll

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he had with the United States Government before deciding to raise the duty on tobacco.

Mr. Dalton

None, Sir.

Mr. Erroll

Would it not have been advisable to have some talks with the United States before raising this duty?

Mr. Dalton

His Majesty's Government, with the support of the House of Commons, determine the taxes in the United Kingdom.