HC Deb 23 November 1943 vol 393 cc1462-3W
Mr. Wood

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will consider allowing old age pensioners to use spare clothing coupons for the purchase of tobacco at reduced rates, since numbers of these are unable to pay the tobacco tax?

Sir J. Anderson

I regret that I cannot see my way to adopt this suggestion. Requests for special facilities for the supply of cheap tobacco to old age pensioners were considered by my predecessor, who found the practical difficulties too great, and I am unable to reverse this conclusion.