HC Deb 26 November 1945 vol 416 c1030W
Lieut.-Colonel Bromley - Davenport

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will make a statement as to the reason for the further increase in the price of pipe tobacco.

Sir S. Cripps

The recent rise in prices affects only certain brands of pipe tobacco made by the Imperial Tobacco Company. The company informed me in advance of their intention to make these increases, which are due to an increase in their working costs and particularly in the cost of the grades of leaf tobacco used in these particular brands

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