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Tea Imports

Volume 155: debated on Monday 26 June 1922

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asked the President of the Board of Trade the quantity and value of tea imported into this country for the year ending 31st March last; and what percentage of the total imports received the preference Customs duty?

The quantity of tea imported into the United Kingdom during the 12 months ended March, 1922, was 449,554,431 lbs., and the value, £25,016,455. It is not yet possible to give a complete statement as to how much of this tea will receive the preferential rate of Customs duty. The net quantity, however, on which duty was paid during the above-mentioned period was 413,587,094 lbs., and of this amount 371,662,805 lbs., or about 90 per cent., was charged with duty at the preferential rate.