HC Deb 16 September 1914 vol 66 c935

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the possibility of the Germans attempting to realise the value of their sugar crop by exporting their surplus, estimated as worth about £40,000,000, through Holland; and whether he proposes to take any steps in the matter?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Runciman)

I am not aware of any steps which could be taken to prevent the export of sugar from Germany to neutral countries on neutral vessels.