HC Deb 15 April 1902 vol 106 cc281-2
MR. STANLEY WILSON (Yorkshire, E. R., Holderness)

I wish to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether it is his intention to treat existing grain contracts of bonâ fide traders in the same way that he treated similar coal contracts last year.


No, Sir, certainly not. The circumstances are quite different. The position of the grain contracts is precisely that of the sugar contracts last year, and the matter is governed by the provisions of Section 10 of the Finance Act of last year.

MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)

What goods are included under the heading of grains, flours, and meal? Does it include all cereals, such as peas, haricots, lentils, and rice, and also manufactured goods such as macaroni, semolina, starch, tapioca, sago, and arrowroot.


I only received notice of this Question as I came into the House. Longer notice should, I think, be given of a detailed notice of that kind; but, subject to that observation, I think I may safely say the answer is, Yes.