§ 50. Mr. LEONARD
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the revelations at the public inquiry into the sugar marketing scheme and in the evidence of the United Kingdom Sugar Industry Committee, it is intended to proceed with the marketing scheme in question
§ Mr. ELLIOT
I would remind the hon. Member of the statement which I made on the Third Reading of the British Sugar Subsidy Bill on the 29th June last, when I informed the House that I would not take action in putting forward the Sugar Marketing Scheme until the House had had an opportunity of considering the report of the committee presided over by Mr. Wilfrid Greene.
§ Mr. LEONARD
Has the Minister seen the latest report of the world prices of sugar, which are the lowest on record; and is he aware that the policy now being pursued by the Government puts Great Britain in the same position in which Germany was 30 years ago, when the bounty system practically ruined the British Colonial sugar industry?