HC Deb 07 February 1929 vol 224 c1956W

asked the Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs whether the attention of the Empire Marketing Board has been directed to the increased importation of foreign tea in certain years; and whether it is intended that the Board shall amplify its propaganda for the consumption of Empire tea?


The Empire Marketing Board are aware of the position as regards tea imports and consumption. Up to 1928 both the importation and the consumption of foreign teas were increasing. In 1928, however, there appears to have been a substantial recovery in the consumption of Empire teas and a decline in the consumption of foreign teas. The Board welcome this change of tendency and will not overlook opportunities for reinforcing it.