HC Deb 04 May 1925 vol 183 cc613-4W
Sir W. de FRECE

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he can give the results of the working of the tobacco monopoly by the Turkish Government of Angora as compared with the results of the administration of the same monopoly by the Ottoman Tobacco Company?


The Turkish Government notified the tobacco règie that their concession would expire on 1st March, 1925, and that thereafter the control and sale of tobacco would be administered by the Turkish Government direct. As the law authorising direct administration is still under consideration, a provsional law has been passed authorsing the Government to administer the Règie des Tabacs in its existing form, but it is, as yet, too early to say what the results of direct administration will be.

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