§ Mr. FELL
asked how many tons of sugar beet were exported from this country last year and in the year before; the country or countries to which it was exported and what quantity of beet sugar, if any, was imported into this country from the countries to which the beet was exported?
The quantity of sugar beets registered as exported in 1910 was 3,909 tons, the whole of which was consigned to the Netherlands. There are no records of any exports of sugar beets prior to October, 1910. The imports of unrefined beet sugar into the United Kingdom consigned from the Netherlands were 24,199 tons in 1909 and 15,715 tons in 1910. Refined sugar is not distinguished according to whether it is produced from raw cane sugar, raw beet sugar, or both, so 536 that the quantity of refined beet sugar imported from the Netherlands cannot be stated.