HC Deb 17 June 1907 vol 176 cc153-4

I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any representations have reached the Colonial Office from various chambers of commerce in the Colonies and India as to the importance of preventing the reimposition of sugar bounties and the formation of cartels; and, if so, from what chambers of commerce.


Representations on the subject of the Sugar Convention have been received from the following chambers of commerce and similar bodies in the Colonies as well as one from the Legislatures of Barbados and St. Kitts: Agricultural and Commercial Society, Antigua; Westmoreland Sugar Planters' Association, Jamaica; North side Sugar Planters' Association, Jamaica; Montreal Board of Trade; British Guiana Planters' Association; Chamber of Commerce, Georgetown, British Guiana; Chamber of Commerce of the Orange River Colony; Chamber of Commerce, Pietermaritzburg; Chamber of Commerce, Singapore; Vancouver Board of Trade; British Guiana Board of Agriculture; Sierra Leone Chamber of Commerce; Chamber of Commerce, Geelong, Victoria; Charters Towers Chamber of Commerce, Queens- land; Canadian Manufacturers' Association, Toronto; Chamber of Agriculture, Mauritius; Chamber of Commerce and Agricultural Society, Trinidad. As regards India I must refer the hon. Member to the India Office.

MR. FLYNN (Cork, N.)

Have not all these localities a direct pecuniary interest in keeping up the price of sugar?


It is very likely.