HC Deb 12 June 1834 vol 24 c394
Mr. Aaron Chapman

wished to ask for some explanation of a fact, that a large quantity of tea had been brought into Liverpool from Dantsic, a direct evasion of the late Act passed as to the importation of that article.

Mr. Poulett Thomson

had only that morning heard of the importation of tea to Liverpool to which the hon. Member alluded. It was imported under that clause by which the parties conceived that they had a right to import tea from any place eastward of the Cape of Good Hope. He would not offer any opinion on the Act; but he was not aware that it was liable to the construction thus put on it, and he should be much astonished if any lawyers said it bore that construction.