HC Deb 14 November 1934 vol 293 cc1972-3W

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether he proposes to recommend the acceptance by this country of a quota of Rhodesian tobacco in view of the potentialities for British trade and settlement in that country?


No, Sir. I would, however, remind my hon. and learned Friend that tobacco grown within the Empire receives a preference of over 2s. per lb. on importation into the United Kingdom, and that imports of tobacco from Southern Rhodesia during the last few years have shown a very satisfactory increase.