HC Deb 10 March 1947 vol 434 c947
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.