HC Deb 05 February 1847 vol 89 c886

believing that the question had arisen between the Governments of Holland and this country, begged to ask whether refined sugar was admissible here under our navigation laws as the manufacture of the country where it was refined?


answered, that according to the navigation laws, manufactured goods were to be deemed the produce of the country of which they were the manufacture, and if sugar refined in Europe were to be deemed a manufactured article, no doubt it would be admissible in this country as European produce. Of course, that question would be decided by the Customs when the sugar should be presented for admission.