HC Deb 08 May 1940 vol 360 c1250W
Mr. Bull

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in view of the increased cost of cigarettes and tobacco to serving soldiers, he will consider making, in consultation with the Treasury, a weekly free allocation of cigarettes or tobacco to soldiers serving in this country?

Mr. Stanley

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Debate on Wednesday last, in which he pointed out the difficulties which would arise from any concession of this character.

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