§ Mr. FELL
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will supply details up to the latest date available of the imports of tea into this country for home consumption, showing how much is imported from India and Ceylon, from China, and from Java, respectively, in the last twelve months, and the same for the previous twelve months?354W
§ Mr. TENNANT
The following statement shows the quantities of tea of India, Ceylon, China, and other countries on which duty was paid for home consumption in the twelve months ended 30th June, 1910, and 1911:—
Tea Year ended June 30th. 1910. 1911. lbs. lbs. Of British East Indies (except Ceylon) 149,885,000 164,456,000 Of Ceylon 95,083,000 91,098,000 Of China (including Hong Kong and Macao) 8,834,000 12,192,000 Of Other Countries 20,303,000 20,757,000 Total 274,105,000 288,503,000
No separate figures are available with regard to the quantity of Java tea cleared for home consumption.