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Tea, Coffee And Cocoa

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will publish in the Official Report the estimate she has made of the cost to consumers of the Community arrangements for tea, coffee and cocoa in 1974 and in 1975 to date, taking into account the increase in customs duties since 31st December 1972; what the rate of protective duty on these items was on 1st January 1972 and on 1st January 1975; and what the rate will be on 1st January 1978.

The latest estimate of the effect of membership on food

1st January 19721st January 1975Full CET
Bulk teaFreeFreeFree
Raw cocoa beansFree2·4 per cent.4 per cent.
Raw coffee£0·4625 per 100 kg4·2 per cent. plus £0·1850 per 100 kg7 per cent.