§ MR. REES (Montgomery Boroughs)
I beg to ask the Under-Secretary of State for India whether he can give the statistics of the average production of cane sugar in India and in the West Indies for the five years preceding and the five years succeeding the introduction of the countervailing duties in India.
§ THE UNDER-SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (Mr. BUCHANAN,) Perthshire, E.
Statistics of the production of sugar in India before 1899, when countervailing duties were first introduced, are not available. The Return made to this House by the Board of Trade in August, 1907, No. 344, shows the sugar production of India since that year, and also of the several West India Islands since 1887.