HC Deb 09 October 1945 vol 414 cc58-9W
Mr. Nield

asked the Secretary of State for War if, in view of the stop on duty-free cigarettes for troops overseas, he will consider either an increase in the weekly free issue or taking steps to supplement the quantity which can be acquired weekly from the N.A.A.F.I.

Mr. Lawson

It is intended to increase the weekly quantity of cigarettes obtainable through N.A.A.F.I. to 75 per man at the earliest possible date, as compared with the present 65. With the free issue of 50 there will then be a total of 125 weekly available for each man. This is much more than the number provided for the smoking population of this country, and I see no grounds for a further increase until adequate supplies are available generally.