HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 cc356-7W
24. Mr. Pavitt

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the quantity of tobacco consumed in the year preceding the report of the Royal College of Physicians and the quantity consumed in the subsequent year according to Customs and Excise records.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

In the nine months February to October, 1971 (the latest date up to which figures are available), the net quantity of tobacco which paid duty was 164.2 million pounds: this compares with 173.5 million pounds in the corresponding period in 1970.