HC Deb 07 February 1955 vol 536 c170W
63. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Food what representations he has had from the Housewives' League and the London Housewives' Association concerning the increased and increasing price of tea and requesting the reimposition of price control; and what reply he has sent.

Mr. Amory

No such representations have reached me.

67. Mr. G. M. Thomson

asked the Minister of Food if he will consult with the Prime Minister of New Zealand regarding the means being taken by the New Zealand Government to prevent a rise in the price of tea without at the same time controlling supplies, with a view to initiating similar action in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Amory

I am aware of the action taken in New Zealand. In the circumstances in this country price control without control of supplies and of consumption would be largely ineffective.