HC Deb 20 March 1934 vol 287 c1038

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any agreement was reached at the international meeting in London, of the representatives of sugar-producing interests; and, if so, what was its nature?


The meeting was attended by representatives of the United Kingdom, the United States of America and the sugar-exporting countries participating in the agreement known as the "Chadbourne Agreement." Its purpose was to explore the possibility of a wider agreement on sugar, with a view to holding a more general conference if there appeared reasonable prospects of agreement. The position was thoroughly explored, but it was not possible for the conference to recommend the summoning of any further meeting at present, pending developments in connection with proposals mow before the United States Congress, and the allocation of export quotas among the Chadbourne countries. No question arose of any formal agreement being concluded at this conference.