HC Deb 15 March 1922 vol 151 c2214W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the fact that in 1914, when the duty on China tea was 5d., the revenue was greater than now when the duty is 1s., he will consider the possibility of increasing the national income by lowering the duty and trusting to increased consumption?


My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer is unable to anticipate his Budget statement.