§ Mr. Parry
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if he will list in the Official Report the level of imports of cheap high-tar cigarettes into the United Kingdom in each of the past three years; and if he will make a statement;
(2) if he will list the countries who have exported cheap high-tar cigarettes into the United Kingdom over the past three years; and what was the level of each country's exports.
§ Mr. Alan Clark
Available information is limited to total cigarette imports, as tar levels are not separately identified in the OTS. Major exporters of cigarettes to the United Kingdom for the past three years are as follows:
United Kingdom Imports of Cigarettes £ millions 1983 1984 1985 West Germany 7.3 28.9 46.1 Netherlands 18.0 9.4 11.3
£ millions 1983 1984 1985 Republic of Ireland 1.3 4.0 6.0 United States of America 1.4 4.2 5.5 Belgium 0.5 1.7 4.7 Others 2.4 3.2 2.9 Total 30.9 51.4 76.5
Source: Overseas Trade Statistics of the United Kingdom SITC. 122.2