HC Deb 06 March 1911 vol 22 c991W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for India, what will be the import duties on manufactured tobacco, cigars, cigarettes, and other manufactured tobacco entering India under the decision of the Government of India to reduce the present duties, and from what date will this decision come into operation?


The import duties will be:—

Unmanufactured tobacco, I rupee the pound.

Cigars, I rupee 10 annas the pound.

Cigarettes weighing less than 3 lb. per 1,000, 3 rupees 2 annas the 1,000.

Cigarettes weighing 3 lb., or more, per 1,000, 1 rupee 4 annas the pound.

Other manufactured tobacco, 1 rupee 2 annas the pound.

A Bill to alter the duties has been introduced, and will probably be passed, this week. It is presumed that the new duties will take effect at once.