HC Deb 08 February 1974 vol 868 c478W
Mr. David Steel

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make the granting of tobacco licences dependent on the regulations being prominently displayed on the premises.

Mr. Higgins

Excise licences to sell tobacco were abolished in 1963. They are now required only for the manufacture of tobacco, and in this context I am not clear what purpose the hon. Member's suggestion would serve.