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Volume 175: debated on Thursday 5 July 1990

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many representations he has received concerning the increase in tax on tobacco in the current year's Budget; and if he will make a statement.

Nine letters were received from individuals or bodies representing health professionals who gave broad support for the tobacco taxation measures announced in the 1990 Budget. Four individuals wrote opposing the duty increases on cigarettes, cigars and hand-rolling tobacco.