HC Deb 05 July 1949 vol 466 cc142-3W
Mr. Channon

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why the manufacture and sale of a non-narcotic smoking mixture, the product of a private limited company operating in Southend-on-Sea, was prohibited by His Majesty's Customs in October, 1948, whilst other companies have been allowed to manufacture and sell and continue to do so, products of a similar nature, undergoing similar chemical processing.

Sir S. Cripps

The Revenue law prohibition on the manufacture of vegetable or other materials to resemble or to be mixed with tobacco is administered with strict impartiality. If the hon. Member will let me have particulars of the cases he has in mind I will have the matter investigated.