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Tobacco Tokens

Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of old-age pensioners at the latest convenient date who were taking advantage of the tobacco concessions introduced in the Finance Act, 1947.

About 2,300,000 old-age pensioners at present receive tobacco tokens.

Could my right hon. Friend say what proportion of the total that represents, and what he is doing for the ones who do not draw their, tobacco ration at the lower rate?

This represents about one-half of the old-age pensioners in the categories covered by the tobacco token scheme.