§ 40. Mr. DUCKWORTH
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many sugar-beet factories have obtained advances under the Trade Facilities Act; and whether he will give their names in each case, with the respective amounts of capital involved?
§ Mr. McNEILL
The State does not make advances under the Trade Facilities Scheme; its assistance is given in the form of guarantees in respect of loans raised for capital expenditure. The guarantees which the Treasury had expressed its willingness to give in connection with sugar beet to the 31st March, 1926, were:
|Anglo-Scottish Beet Sugar Corporation, Limited||370,000|
|West Midland Sugar Company, Limited||150,000|
|Orchard Sugar Company, Limited||80,000|
|Second Anglo-Scottish Beet Sugar Corporation, Limited||865,000|
|Central Sugar Company, Limited||185,000|
|THE NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDED TO DATE, AND THE AVERAGE COST PER HEAD IN EACH CLASS OF SCHOLARSHIP IS AS FOLLOWS:—|
|—||Number of Awards.||Average cost per head of completed Scholarships.||—|
|Class I||…||38||686||Fees for tuition, examinations, etc, £161. Maintenance (including outfit, travelling, etc.), £525.|
|Class II||…||45||373||Fees for tuition, examinations, etc., £79. Maintenance (including outfit, travelling, etc.), £294.|
|Class III||…||395||94||Fees for tuition, board, residence and laundry, £67. Clothes, subscriptions text books, travelling, pocket money etc., £27.|
§ I have asked the Central Scholarships Committee to examine the working of the scheme during the experimental period which ends this year, and to formulate, for my consideration, their views upon its future.