HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 c329W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Food if, in order that London may regain its position as the leading tea market in the world and, in view of the fact that this position is in danger of being irretrievably lost, he will now arrange for the London tea market to be reopened.

Dr. Summerskill

My right hon. Friend fully appreciates the advantages of reopening the London Tea Market, but until the ground has been well prepared and world supplies of tea have further increased he considers that the re-opening would be premature.

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