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Tobacco Exports

Volume 173: debated on Wednesday 6 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the answer of the Minister for Overseas Development on Monday 14 May, Official Report, column 596, what action his Department is taking to look into the matter of British American Tobacco exports of cigarettes to the third world.

I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave my hon. Friend the Member for Harrow, West (Mr. Hughes) on 24 May, at column 370, which set out the Government's policy on aid to the tobacco sector. Aid funds are not used to finance imports of cigarettes and tobacco into developing countries. The Government have no plans at present for an inquiry into their export from the United Kingdom.