§ MR. VILLIERS (Brighton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, since the prohibition of Russian sugar into Great Britain by the Sugar Convention of 1902, 500,000 tons of sugar have accumulated in Russia.
§ SIR EDWARD GREY
The stocks of Russian sugar on the 1st of September last, according to trade estimates, amounted to 514,000 tons. The accumulation in question is primarily due to the heavy beet crops of the preceding two years.
§ MR. VILLIERS
Did the Government agree to the renewal of the con vention knowing that the other Powers had imposed a restriction on Russia in relation to her exports to Great Britain?