§ MR. HAROLD COX
To ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he can state what is the wholesale price of standard sugar now and at the corresponding dates in the previous ten years.
(Answered by Mr. Kearley.) I have been asked by my right hon. friend to reply to this Question. The following statement gives the price quoted for "German 88 per cent, beet sugar (f.o.b.), refiners' terms (floating cargoes off coast for the United Kingdom)," on or about the 23rd April in each of the undermentioned years:—
Note.—The above particulars have been compiled from Messrs. Czarnikow's "Weekly Price Current."
Year. Quoted price for "German 88 per cent. beet sugar (f.o.b.), refiners' terms, off coast for United Kingdom. Per. cwt. 1898 9s. 5¼d. to 9s. 6d. 1899 11s. 0¾d. 1900 10s. 6¾d. 1901 8s. 9d. (nominal) 1902 6s. 3d. 1903 8s. 3d. 1904 8s. 10½d. 1905 12s. 9d. 1906 8s. 4½d. 1907 9s. 6d. to 9s. 5½d. 1908 11s. 9d. to 11s. 9¾d.