§ MR. BARNARD (Kidderminster)
To ask the Prime Minister whether the proposed reduction in the sugar duty will affect British manufactured glucose and invert sugar as from 18th May or from 1st July; and is he aware that if the reduction takes effect from 18th May, the British manufactured article will be prejudiced in favour of the foreign manufactured article now lying in bond, as the latter will be benefited immediately owing to the reduced duty, while the home product will have to pay the whole duty until the stocks are exhausted.
(Answered by Mr. Asquith.) British manufactured glucose and invert sugar will be liable to duty at the present rates until the 18th instant and at the reduced rates thereafter. The matter raised in the second part of my hon. friend's Question is receiving my careful consideration.