HC Deb 21 December 1967 vol 756 c485W
Mr. Evelyn King

asked the President of the Board of Trade, what additional dollar cost is now arising from the purchase by Great Britain of American tobacco in the place of Rhodesian.

Mr. Darling:

Since the substantial Rhodesian tobacco crop is no longer freely available in world commerce, tobacco prices are likely to be higher than they would otherwise have been and increased imports will have been made from other sources. There is no valid way of assessing the extent of any increase or its effect on the cost of tobacco imported from any particular source.

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