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Overseas Soldiers (Duty-Free Cigarettes)

Volume 415: debated on Tuesday 30 October 1945

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asked the President of the Board of Trade if for a limited period before Christmas he will restore the privilege of sending duty-free cigarettes to men in the B.A.O.R., etc., so that soldiers overseas can have an adequate supply of cigarettes for Christmas.

No, Sir. I am afraid that even a temporary restoration of the privilege is impracticable, and couldnot be now undertaken by the manufacturers.