HC Deb 17 April 1940 vol 359 cc963-4
47. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will consider taking 50 per cent. as a basis to the end of September, 1939, in respect of sugar for canning factories throughout the country, in place of the basic 50 per cent. for 1938, since 1938 was recorded as an abnormal year?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

To vary the basic year to meet the views of individual industries would create fresh anomalies. Further consideration is, however, being given to the sugar allowance to the canning industry.

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