HC Deb 26 January 1971 vol 810 cc56-7W
27. Mr. Deakins

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the health hazards of tobacco smoking, he will take steps to charge duty on all cigarettes, cigars and tobacco imported into the United Kingdom by United Kingdom citizens returning from overseas.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

No. This would be neither practicable nor justifiable.

55. Sir J. Langford-Holt

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action he proposes to take following the second report on cigarette smoking by the Royal College of Physicians.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

We are considering what the report says about tobacco duties but I cannot anticipate my right hon. Friend's Budget.

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