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Seychelles (Tea Stocks)

Volume 437: debated on Wednesday 7 May 1947

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies during what periods in the last 12 months could tea not be purchased in the Seychelles.

Stocks of tea in the Islands ran out between November, 1946, and January, 1947, owing to shortage of shipping space which held up a consignment lying at Mombasa. The position is now normal.