§ Mr. DONALD
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has made inquiries regarding the price of cigarettes in Ireland as compared with that in England; and, if so, with what result?
§ Sir A. GEDDES
I understand that the Irish Retail Tobacconists' Association fixes the minimum retail selling prices of tobaccos and cigarettes, and that such prices are generally not less than ½d. per ounce more than the minimum retail selling price fixed by the manufacturers. As I informed the hon. Member for Rothwell on Monday last, tobacco is at present being investigated under Section 3 of the Profiteering Act by a Sub-committee appointed by the Central Committee.