HC Deb 06 November 1929 vol 231 c1044
54. Sir G. RENTOUL

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies if he will state what is the estimated annual value of the preference given by Mauritius on goods of British manufacture entering their market and the corresponding value of the preference on Mauritius sugar imported into Great Britain?


As the answer is rather long and contains a number of figures I will, with the hon. Member's permission, publish it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The difference between collections at full rates of duty and preferential rates in respect of goods produced or manufactured in the United Kingdom and imported there from into Mauritius during the last three years amounted to approximately £l,900 in 1926, £3,700 in 1927 and £9,800 in 1928. With regard to Mauritius sugar delivered for home consumption here the difference between full rates and preferential rates averaged approximately £1,000,000 per annum over the last three financial years.