HC Deb 23 April 1923 vol 163 cc35-6
61. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the action taken by the American Government in seeking an injunction against dealings in sugar futures except under conditions of actual ownership or control of sugar; whether he is aware that the official complaint states that the position of the world in regard to sugar stocks is more favourable than at any time during the last three years; and whether His Majesty's Government will hold themselves free to reduce the Sugar Duty at any date during the financial year should the new situation created by the American Government's action warrant that step?


I have no information in regard to the action taken by the United States Government except what has appeared in the newspapers. As regards the last part of the question, I can add nothing to my previous statements.