HC Deb 03 December 1919 vol 122 c425W

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?


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.