§ Mr. Dodds-Parker
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give the net amount of duty collected at full and preferential rates on cigar and cigar leaf withdrawn from bond and retained for consumption in the United Kingdom for each of the five financial years ended 31st March, 1946, to 1950.
§ Sir S. Cripps:
Cigar leaf is not distinguished for duty purposes from leaf used for making other tobacco products, and this part of the information requested is, therefore, not available. As regards imported cigars, particulars of duty receipts are set out in the following table:
Financial year ended 31st March Net receipts of duty in respect of imported cigars retained for home consumption Full Preferential £ £ 1946 … 41,716 304,995 1947 … 97,888 636,714 1948 … 181,232 1,025,959 1949 … 120,643 380,497 1950 … 94,786 495,762