HC Deb 24 May 1979 vol 967 c198W
Mr. Alton

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will examine the possibility of providing a larger duty differential between pipe tobaccos and tobaccos used in other forms of smoking, in the light of the effect that increased duty has had on the pipe tobacco industry, and the smaller health risks posed by pipe tobacco compared with cigarettes.

Mr. Peter Rees

I cannot anticipate my right hon. Friend's Budget Statement.