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Pipe Tobacco (Tax)

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 5 March 1952

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the rise of pipe tobacco prices since 1939 of five-and-a-half times compared with three-and-a-half times for cigarettes, of the Purchase Tax on pipes and tobacco pouches, of the burden of export taxes in certain territories, of the consequent fall in the sale of pipe tobacco and in prices in particular to certain African producers of dark fired tobacco, he will consider reducing the duty on such tobacco.