HC Deb 19 November 1917 vol 99 cc867-8W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller if he can state the quantity of coffee which has been imported during the past six months from Central and South America, and the quantity which has been shipped from India; and whether preference is being given to American coffee growers to the detriment of Indian growers?


My hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The quantity of coffee imported during the six months May to October from Central and South America was 72,000 cwts., and from India 59,700 cwts. The answer to the latter part of the question is in the negative.

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