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Volume 892: debated on Friday 23 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade, following his statement to the House on 14th May, what initiative he has taken to reach an international commodity agreement on tea.

The United Kingdom has consistently expressed its support for an international tea agreement which takes account of the interests of producers and consumers. We expect to play a full part in the work of the Intergovernmental Group on Tea when it meets under the auspices of the FAO at the end of this year.