§ 31. Mr. MOLSON
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will amend the terms of reference of the Sugar Industry Inquiry Committee so as to permit them to recommend that all State aid be withdrawn, even though such withdrawal would entail the extinction of the industry?
I see no reason to make any alteration in the terms of reference given to the Committee, which are very widely drawn.
§ Mr. MOLSON
Do I understand the Chancellor to say that it will be possible for the Committee to arrive at the conclusion 468 that this is an uneconomic industry and should not be assisted in any way by the State?
§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
Is my right hon. Friend aware that if the suggestion in the last part of the question were adopted, it would throw many agricultural labourers out of employment?