HC Deb 01 March 1906 vol 152 cc1323-4
MR. BYLES (Salford, N.)

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, with a view to preventing disturbance in the tea trade, which has twice been disorganised by alterations of duty during the last two years, he can now say if he proposes to reduce the tea duty this year.


I am unable to depart from the established practice of declining to give any information as to the intentions of the Government with reference to duties upon commodities in advance of the Budget Statement.