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Cigarette Imports

Volume 124: debated on Friday 11 December 1987

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To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what changes there have been in levels of imports of cheap cigarettes since the last Budget.

It is not possible to identify separately cheap cigarettes in the overseas trade statistics. Total United Kingdom imports for the seven months April to October 1987 amounted to 5,099·6 million cigarettes of a value of £32·5 million. For the previous seven months, September 1986 to March 1987, total United Kingdom imports were recorded as 9,926·7 million cigarettes of a value of £59·6 million.