HC Deb 20 December 1916 vol 88 c1481W

asked the hon. Member for Wilton, as representing the Food Controller, if his attention has been called to the fact that the announcement that restrictions upon the shipment of tea to this country would shortly take place was directly the cause of an immediate considerable rise in the wholesale price of tea; if he will state whether those statements were published with the knowledge and consent of the Food Controller; and whether such restrictions are to be imposed?


The statements referred to were published without the knowledge or consent of the Food Controller, and he has no information as to any intention of imposing fresh restrictions.