HC Deb 15 August 1907 vol 180 c1604

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade if there has been any increase in the amount of sugar refined in this country since the Sugar Convention came into force; and, if so, can he give the number of additional persons employed in the industry for each year since the Convention.


There are no official records of the quantity of sugar refined in this country prior to the Sugar Convention coming into force. Since that date the quantities have been as follows:—

4 months Sept. to Dec. 1903 3,662,000
1904 11,640,000
1905 11,617,000
1906 11,833,000

I am unable to state the numbers of persons employed in this industry for years later than 1901, the date of the last Census.