HC Deb 08 February 1984 vol 53 cc600-1W
Mr. Parry

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list in the Official Report the price of cigarette, cigar and pipe tobacco in the European Economic Community and the level of duty imposed from information available to him; and how these figures compare with the United Kingdom.

Mr. Moore

I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.

Mr. Parry

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received opposing any further increased taxation in the Budget on cigarettes, cigars and pipe tobacco; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hayhoe

Representations in this sense have been received from the Tobacco Advisory Council, from the Tobacco Workers Union and from individual companies within the industry. These will be carefully considered with all other representations about the level of tobacco products duty.