HC Deb 31 July 1952 vol 504 c168W
73. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the President of the Board of Trade what cuts in dollar allocation for tobacco purchase in 1952–53 are to be made and if he will ensure that such cuts in Canadian tobacco are not greater than the overall reductions.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

The dollar allocations for the purchase of tobacco from the 1952 United States and Canadian crops will represent about 23 per cent. of the 1951 allocations. I am glad to repeat the assurance I gave my hon. Friend on 13th March, that this cut will not fall proportionately more heavily on Canada than on the United States.