§ SIR MARK STEWART (Kirkcudbrightshire)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Trade if he will state what was the price of sugar before the ratification of the Sugar Convention, and what it is at the present time.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The average prices at which raw and refined sugar respectively were imported into the United Kingdom in May, 1902, and February, 1904, computed from the declared quantities and values of the imports, were as follows: The price per cwt. of raw sugar in May, 1902, was 8s. 2¼d. and of refined 976 sugar, 10s. 10¼d. The corresponding prices in February, 1904, were 8s. 9¾d. and 11s. 0¾d.