HC Deb 27 January 1954 vol 522 c241W
91. Mr. G. Jeger

asked the Minister of Food whether he will take steps to safe guard an ample supply of tea at reason able prices, in view of the threatened reduction in supplies and the increases in price since decontrol.

Major Lloyd George

There is no evidence of any threat to our total supplies of tea.

Mr. Mainwaring

asked the Minister of Food if he will consider the reimposing of control in order to maintain quality in teas as retailed to the public.

Major Lloyd George

No. I think that such a step would defeat the purpose which the hon. Member has in mind.