HC Deb 24 July 1979 vol 971 c177W
Mr. Alton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in the light of the effect that increased duty has had on the pipe tobacco industry and the smaller health risk posed by pipe tobacco compared with cigarettes, and in order to make the duties consistent with those of other EEC countries, if he will seek to provide a larger duty differential between pipe tobaccos and tobaccos used in other forms of smoking.

Mr. Peter Rees

I will bear these points in mind when considering future changes in the rates of tobacco products duty.