HC Deb 22 October 1952 vol 505 c1013
65. Mr. Crouch

asked the Minister of Food what complaints he has received, since tea has been de-rationed, of shortages of tea in any areas or of increases in the price of tea.

Major Lloyd George

None whatever I am happy to say that distribution is working smoothly. The consumer now has a wider range of choice and there have been some significant reductions in prices.

Mr. Crouch

Is my right hon. and gallant Friend aware that this reply will be received with great satisfaction? May we take it as in indication of what will happen as he removes various commodities from control?

Mr. Lewis

Is the right hon. and gallant Gentleman aware of the fact that he will definitely get his reply tomorrow at Cleveland, and at High Wycombe when the by-elections take place there?