HC Deb 09 October 1945 vol 414 cc45-6W
Captain Poole

asked the Secretary of State for War if he is aware that five German women employed in his office by a town major in Germany areallotted a weekly allowance of 50 cigarettes; and, since British troops are unable to obtain sufficient cigarettes for their own needs, will he issue instructions that this practice shall cease.

Mr. Lawson

No authority exists for any issue of cigarettes to German civilians employed by the military forces. The women referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend may have received cigarettes as a personal gift, but orders have now been issued that any such practice should cease.