HC Deb 29 April 1903 vol 121 c788
MR. RUNCIMAN (Dewsbury)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether there has been any decrease in the exports of sugar during the last few years from Mauritius to Australia; and what duties are levied by the Australian Government on sugar coming from Mauritius.


There has been a falling off in recent years in the exports of sugar from Mauritius to Australia. The duty on sugar, the produce of the sugar cane, imported into Australia is 6s. a cwt.