HC Deb 25 November 1930 vol 245 c1062

asked the President of the Board of Trade the amount of sugar imported into the country from Czechoslovakia during the present year; the average and also the most recent price paid for it; and the present selling price of home-produced sugar?


During the 10 months ended the 31st October last, 493,684 cwts. of refined sugar (including sugar candy) were imported into Great Britain and Northern Ireland registered as consigned from Czechoslovakia, in addition to a relatively small quantity of unrefined sugar. The quotations published in the "Grocer" show that the f.o.b. price of Czechoslovakian granulated sugar averaged 8s. 11d. per cwt. For the 10 months ended the 31st October last, and was 8s. per cwt. on 15th November last. Such sugar, if exceeding 98 degrees of Polarisation, would pay a duty of 11s. 8d. per cwt. on importation for consumption in this country. The price of English grown granulated sugar (inclusive of excise duty), as recorded in the "Grocer," was 19s. 3d. to 19s. 9d. per cwt. on 15th November.