HC Deb 28 April 1948 vol 450 c46W
60. Mr. Assheton

asked the Minister of Food whether, in order to clear up old stocks of China tea, which are now accumulating and tending to deteriorate in warehouses, he will allow consumers to draw, where desired, an extra quarter of China tea during one specified four-week period.

Mr. Strachey

I am afraid that the stocks of China tea at present held in this country would not be nearly enough to permit of the extra ration as proposed. I have no evidence that there is any deterioration in these stocks.

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