§ 40. Mr. WATERSON
asked the Food Controller if he can state the approximate amount of sugar there was in the country for each month since January, 1919; will the amount now in the country warrant a larger ration supply to the people; and, if so, will he grant the same?
The MINISTER of FOOD (Mr. Roberts)
The bonded stocks of sugar in the country are shown in the statistics published by His Majesty's Board of Customs and Excise in the monthly issues of trade and navigation of the United Kingdom. I am having the figures for which the hon. Member asks extracted and sent to him. The reply to the second part of this question is in the negative. The third part does not, therefore, arise.
§ 41. Mr. WATERSON
asked the Food Controller if it is possible for the manufacturers of sweets to obtain as much sugar as they require providing they pay to the Food Control Department a profit; of 3d. per lb.; and, if so, will he state the amount of profit made this year?
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. The second part, therefore, does not arise.