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Inland Revenue—Cultivation Of Tobacco

Volume 279: debated on Thursday 10 May 1883

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asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he would cause inquiry to be made during the Recess into the practicability of protecting the Revenue, and, at the same time, repealing the 3rd chapter of 1 & 2 Will. IV., which prohibits the growth of tobacco in Ireland?

I have already stated that the whole subject of the home growth of tobacco is one which I shall have to consider, not only in reference to Ireland, but to the whole United Kingdom. The matter will receive my best attention.