§ 53. Mr. O. LEWIS
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will cause inquiry to be made as to how far the beet-sugar factories in this country would be enabled to increase the price for homegrown beet if the Excise Duty on homemade sugar was remitted and the Import Duty on sugar coming into this country was sufficiently increased to compensate the Exchequer for the loss of the Excise Duty?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Dr. Addison)
Very approximately, the effect of the two changes mentioned would be to enable the factories to increase the price for beet by about 20s. per ton on the basis of the past season's output of beet sugar.