HC Deb 18 June 1951 vol 489 c17
21. Mr. Ralph Morley

asked the Minister of Food when he hopes to be able to announce an increase in the tea ration.

Mr. Webb

There is no immediate prospect of an increase, as I have said repeatedly; but as soon as tea supplies improve I shall make an announcement.

Mr. Morley

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what effort he is making to get a bigger increase in the supply of tea for this country so that the ration may be increased?

Mr. Webb

Every possible effort.

Mr. Drayson

Can the right hon. Gentleman hold out any hope of an increased tea ration for old-aged pensioners?

Mr. Webb

Not beyond what we have already done.

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