HC Deb 02 March 1911 vol 22 c703W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India what decision the Government of India have arrived at as to imposing an excise duty on cigars and cigarettes manufactured in India corresponding to the duties imposed on those articles when imported into India?


The Government of India have come to the conclusion that, having regard to the conditions under which tobacco is cultivated in India, the levy of an Excise Duty is not practicable. They have, however, decided to reduce the import duties.