HC Deb 30 June 1954 vol 529 cc103-4W
80. Mr. Donnelly

asked the President of the Board of Trade the gross value of purchases of tobacco by the United Kingdom from the dollar area for which payment in dollars has been made for the years 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1953, and give an estimate for the same for 1954.

Mr. Amory

The sterling values of unmanufactured tobacco imported from the dollar area in each of the four years 1950–53 were approximately £36 million, £56 million, £24 million and £50 million. Of the total of £166 million, some £46 million ranks for American aid. It is not expected that the value of imports of dollar tobacco in 1954 will be substantially different from that in 1953.