§ 1. Sir J. D. REES
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether he can give the House any information regarding the provision of free and unrestricted access for Indian tea into Tibet; and whether this matter has received any attention since the Debate on the Adjournment?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Harold Baker)
As informed the hon. Member on the 20th January last, the import of Indian tea into Tibet is governed by Article 4 of the Trade Regulations of 1893. So far as the Secretary of State is aware, the terms of this article are being duly observed, and no illegal restrictions are imposed. No special action has been taken in the matter since the Debate on the Adjournment.
§ Sir J. D. REES
Am I right or not in supposing the tea trade in Tibet has, as a fact, left British Indian and gone into Chinese hands?