HC Deb 09 December 1926 vol 200 cc2287-8
59. Colonel WOODCOCK

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the fact that he has sent a commission to Germany to investigate the sugar-beet industry, he will request this body to ascertain the system under which refining in Germany is carried on; and whether this is done by local factories or by refineries to which factories supply raw sugar?


I am informed that on the occasion of the recent informal visit to Saxony of officers of my Department it was noted that some of the sugar-beet factories manufacture white sugar by continuous process and others produce raw sugar which is sent to central refineries, the control of which is tending to pass to beet sugar interests.