HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 c201W
115. Colonel Ponsonby

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, before taking any action in regard to removal of the import prohibition on cigars of foreign origin or the arrangement of a quota for the importation of such cigars into the United Kingdom, he will give full consideration to the fact that Jamaica is now supplying present requirements and that the Jamaican cigar industry will be capable of meeting any demand from this country in the immediate future in addition to supplying cigars for reexport from Great Britain to other markets in the sterling area.

Mr. Marquand

I am well aware of the contribution which Jamaica is making towards our cigar requirements and I will bear it fully in mind.