HC Deb 30 October 1945 vol 415 c373W
Major Symonds

asked the President of the Board of Trade if for a limited period before Christmas he will restore the privilege of sending duty-free cigarettes to men in the B.A.O.R., etc., so that soldiers overseas can have an adequate supply of cigarettes for Christmas.

Mr. Ellis Smith

No, Sir. I am afraid that even a temporary restoration of the privilege is impracticable, and couldnot be now undertaken by the manufacturers.