HC Deb 22 July 1929 vol 230 cc901-2

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to set up some form of inquiry into the past operation of the Sugar Subsidy Act with a view to ascertaining whether in its present form it ensures that the benefits accruing from the Act are equitably apportioned between the factory and the grower of sugar beet?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on the 16th July to the hon. Baronet who sits for Caithness and Sutherland (Major Sir A. Sinclair). The report which is being prepared in my Department will review the past operation of the British Sugar (Subsidy) Act, 1925, and will provide data on which to base an opinion as to the distribution of the benefits which the Act has conferred.