§ 52. Sir G. FOX (for Mr. LENNOXBOYD)
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the fact that the price of sisal imported into this country is round about £15 a ton, and that binder twine made from it is sold to farmers at a cost of £33 per ton; and whether he is satisfied that this high price for the manufactured article is justified?
§ Dr. BURGIN
I have no official information on this subject, but I understand that the difference between the prices quoted by my hon. Friend is mainly due to the cost of converting sisal into binder twine.