HC Deb 25 February 1952 vol 496 cc696-7
31. Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of Food whether he is now in a position to make a statement with regard to the tea ration.

Major Lloyd George

No, Sir.

Mr. Hale

Why not? Is not the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware that very considerable disquiet has been aroused about tea by obnoxious pamphlets which have described it as of inferior quality, and suggesting that the second cup is not as strong as the first, and saying that there is no excuse about dollar expenditure in connection with the buying of tea? Has the Minister's attention been drawn to a particularly tendentious pamphlet called "Over the Tea Cups," issued by an organisation describing itself as the Conservative and Unionist Central Office?

Major Lloyd George

The hon. Gentleman asked me if I had any statement to make. The answer is still, No, Sir.

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