HC Deb 26 March 1934 vol 287 cc1622-3

asked the Minister of Agriculture what has been the total share and debenture capital of the companies manufacturing beet sugar in Great Britain; and what has been the total amount devoted by those companies, respectively, to reserves, depreciation, unallocated balances, and interest and dividends from the beginning of the subsidy period to the latest date for which figures are available?


As the reply contains a number of figures, I will circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

Capital. £
Share capital as at 31st March, 1933 4,445,954
Debenture capital as at 31st March, 1933 1,479,533
Total capital 5,925,490
Accumulated reserves as at 31st March, 1933 (including capital reserves and special advances under the British Sugar Industry (Assistance) Act, 1931) 1,392,555
Depreciation: total to 31st March, 1933 3,265,952
Unallocated balances at 31st March, 1933 (after payment of dividends for 1932–33) 93,090
Interest: total charges to 31st March, 1933 1,157,523
Dividends: total distributions in respect of trading years up to and including 1932–33 2,512,545