§ Mr. JAMES HOPE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer under what statute it would be necessary to charge Excise duty on sugar beet grown in the United Kingdom?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Lloyd-George)
It is held—although the question has not yet been settled—that the terms of the Sugar Convention Act, 1903, are such as to necessitate a charge of Excise duty on sugar manufactured from sugar beet grown in the United Kingdom, but I am advised that the actual charge of duty would have to be the subject of special legislation.
§ Mr. LLOYD-GEORGE
No; it is the assumption on which the Excise authorities have acted up to the present. I am not sure that the opinion of the Law Officers has been sought on the subject. If it should be necessary, I will ascertain it before any further steps are taken.