HC Deb 22 January 1918 vol 101 c782
41. General CROFT

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the price of sugar candy for bee-keeping; and whether he will consider the advisability of fixing the price of such sugar so as to encourage the production of honey and prevent the decrease of this food?

Mr. PARKER (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. The answer to this question was printed in the OFFICIAL REPORT of Thursday, 17th instant.


Can the hon. Gentleman say why the price is so very high—more than double the price of ordinary sugar—and what there is in this sugar candy which makes it so costly?


I can only say that the answer to the question shows that the candy is sold practically without profit.