HC Deb 20 March 1917 vol 92 cc583-4
64. Mr. HUGH LAW

asked the President of the. Board of Trade whether the inquiry into the supply and distribution of sugar in Ireland has been completed; and whether he is able to make any announcement on the subject?


I have been asked to reply. The reports of the inspectors who visited Ireland have been received. They do not indicate that there is any general shortage of sugar in Ireland as compared with other parts of the United Kingdom, but they make it clear that the same problems in regard to distribution are found there as elsewhere. As the hon. Member is no doubt aware, these problems are under the immediate consideration of a Departmental Committee, and the Food Controller is not prepared to anticipate the findings of that Committee.