HC Deb 15 March 1922 vol 151 c2214W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has received from the guardians of the poor of the Thetford (Norfolk) Union a claim for a refund of the duty included in the price of tobacco consumed by the workhouse inmates; whether the Treasury will consider the remission of duty upon tobacco grown and manufactured in England by companies specially licensed for the purpose of handling only the home-grown crop; whether there are districts in the Eastern Counties specially suited for growing tobacco; whether such growth has been experimentally proved to be successful; and whether, in the interests of employment and the development of home trade, the Government can make the above-named concessions?


I can add nothing to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer yesterday to a question on this subject asked by the hon. Member for the Kirkcaldy District Burghs (Mr. Kennedy).