HC Deb 09 June 1931 vol 253 c788
17. Mr. O. LEWIS

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will state the value of tea imported from the British Empire and the Dutch foreign possessions, respectively, into Holland during each of the years 1928, 1929 and 1930?


During the years 1928, 1929 and 1930, the value of British Indian and Ceylon tea imported for consumption into the Netherlands was £152,000, £187,000 and £216,000 respectively. During the same years the imports of tea grown in Java and other Dutch East Indies amounted to £1,257,000, £1,172,000 and £1,070,000, respectively. By far the greater part of the British Indian and Ceylon tea and an appreciable proportion of the Dutch Colonial tea imported during these years consisted of re-exports from the United Kingdom.


Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been called to the fact that, since the abolition of the Tea Duty by the late Government——


Sir Kingsley Wood.

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