§ 74. Mr. Thomas Reid
asked the Minister of Food if he will state, with regard to the bulk contract for the purchase of Indian tea, for how many lbs. a year the contract is made; and if the increased export duty, now 4 annas per lb. on Indian tea, was imposed after this contract was made.
§ Dr. Summerskill
No contract for the bulk purchase of Indian tea from the 1947–48 crop has yet been made.