HC Deb 25 February 1907 vol 169 c1274

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, having regard to the fact that it is useless to think of establishing a factory for the manufacture of sugar from beet unless with a certainty that there will be a large acreage of beet grown in the neighbourhood, and no farmer will grow this beet unless there is a factory at hand to purchase it, he will consider the advisability of granting a bonus of such a sum on each ton of sugar produced as will enable a sugar factory to be started and worked through the initiatory stages with a reasonable certainty of success.


No, Sir.