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London Tea Market (Closure)

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Food what loss to the revenue of this country he anticipates would result from the tea market in London, which has remained closed under Government order. being lost to this country.

The tea market in London was not closed under Government Order, but ceased to function in 1939 owing to the impracticability of conducting open auctions under wartime conditions. It is not possible to compute the loss to the revenue of this country which would result from the permanent closure of this market.