§ Mr. FELL
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his attention has been drawn to the increasing growth of sugar beet in this country and to the export of it to 853 sugar factories in Holland for the purpose of the manufacture of sugar; and if, under these circumstances, he can now see his way to promise that if a factory is created in this country for the above purpose no excise duty upon the sugar made will be charged at any rate for a period of years?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
No, Sir; for reasons that my right hon. Friend explained to the House on the 2nd March, 1910, he is unable to give the undertaking asked for.