HC Deb 23 February 1922 vol 150 cc2105-6

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the amount of revenue received in the last three years from the duty on China tea; whether he is aware that the existing differential duty has gone far to ruin the China tea trade with this country, thereby impeding the export of our manufactured goods to China; whether the Indian and Ceylon tea associations have any objection to the removal of the differential rate; and whether this differential duty has now ceased to have any value even from the point of view of revenue?


The revenue derived from China tea in the past three years has been as follows:—

1919 221,000
1920 179,000
1921 238,000
I have no information which bears out the statement in the second part of the question, or as to the attitude of the associations named to the hon. Member's proposal.

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