§ MR. J. A. PEASE (; for Sir EDWARD GREY) Essex, Saffron Walden
The Imports of tea via the Black Sea have decreased, and the imports via Siberia have 528 increased, owing, it is stated, to the more favourable tariff on the land frontier. But the Russian statistics do not make any distinction between Indian and other teas, so that it is not possible to give the specific information desired.
§ MR. MITCHELL-THOMSON (Lanarkshire, N.W.)
Is it not the fact that the imports of the Indian tea into Russia have practically trebled during the past four years?
§ MR. J. A. PEASE
I have said that the Russian Government do not particularise the origin of the tea; therefore I cannot give the information asked for.
§ [No Answer was returned.]