HC Deb 06 July 1954 vol 529 c1969
54. Mr. Delargy

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will set up a working party to make recommendations as to the manner in which tobacco produced elsewhere than in the dollar area should be grown and cured so as to be suitable for manufacture in Britain and whether he will have discussions to this end with Commonwealth and colonial countries and with representatives of those growing tobacco in Bulgaria and China.

Mr. H. Strauss

No, Sir. The hon. Member is mistaken in thinking that the tobacco grown in Commonwealth and Colonial Territories is unsuitable for manufacture in Britain; a considerable proportion of the tobacco we use is drawn from non-dollar sources.

Mr. Delargy

The simple question was: Can we have some more?

Mr. Strauss

That was not the simple question. The simple question was whether we would set up a Committee.