HC Deb 23 November 1950 vol 481 c75W
Mr. Vane

asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the cost, expressed in sterling, of tobacco imported into this country during 1949, including any imported under Marshall Aid; and what proportion of this cost represented hard currency.

Mr. H. Wilson

Imports of tobacco into the United Kingdom in the year 1949 from dollar and other sources including imports under Marshall Aid were as follow:

Unmanufactured Manufactured Total Tobacco
£ £ £
Dollar sources 28,646,724 70,648 28,717,372
Rest of the world 23,402 851 371,667 23,774,518
Total £ 52,049,575 442,315 52,491,890