HC Deb 22 March 1948 vol 448 c299W
Mr. Harrison

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will consider making alternative arrangements to those existing, which enable a considerable amount of money paid as taxes to be retained by the manufacturers and retailers of tobacco and cigarettes, to meet a possible reduction of tax and price, in view of the fact that for a considerable number of years now the tax and price have moved upwards, which should have given the traders many opportunities to collect moneys that can be used if the tax or price is reduced.

Sir S. Cripps

I have been asked to reply. I am fully aware of this problem.