§ 88. Lieut.-Colonel CROFT
asked the Food Controller, whether any practical steps have been taken by the Sugar Commission to develop sugar production within the Empire in order to reduce the price of sugar to British consumers and to render them independent of continental supplies?
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
No steps such as those suggested by the hon. and gallant Member have been taken by the Royal Commission on the Sugar Supply, as such action would be outside the Commission's terms of reference. I may, however, remind him that under the fiscal 42 arrangements contained in the Budget of 1919, which have been in operation since September of that year, sugar from British sources receives a rebate of one-sixth of the duty payable on importation into this country.