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Rhodesian Tobacco

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade what is the amount of Rhodesian tobacco covered by the existing import quotas; and if, in view of the fact that this year's crop is estimated to show an increase of 9,000,000 lbs. he proposes to increase the import quotas to cover this increase.

The amount of Rhodesian tobacco covered by existing import licences is 25 million lbs. dry weight. In view of the latest estimates of the crop, and taking into consideration the proportion available in English grades, this amount is being increased by 10 per cent.

Are separate licences issued for pipe tobacco and cigarette tobacco?

Perhaps the hon. and gallant Member will put that Question on the Order Paper.