§ 72. Lieut.-Colonel COATES
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware of the serious diminution of the quantity of jam manufactured in this country owing to the high Sugar Duty; whether he will consider a reduction of this duty in order that more home-grown fruit may be utilised; and whether he can make any pronouncement at once on this subject with a view to reassuring the fruit growers in regard to this year's crops?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
I have received representations in the sense suggested. As regards the last part of the question, I am unable to anticipate the Budget Statement.