Sir F. HALL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the revenue obtained from duties on imported cigars in the year 1919–20; what is the estimated revenue from the same source for the current year; whether the Cuban Government have adopted retaliatory duties against British goods as the result of the injury to the Cuban export cigar trade caused by the high duties now obtaining; and whether the Government proposes to retain the present import charges?
The net amount of revenue received on imported cigars in the financial year ended 31st March, 1920, was £859,000. As regards the second and fourth parts of the question, I must ask my hon. and gallant Friend to await the Budget statement. I have no information in the sense suggested in the third part of the question.