39. Mr. Graham White
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether consideration has been given to the advisability of reducing the import duty on saccharine in order to encourage the use of this product as a substitute for sugar?
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
The duty on saccharine is directly related to the duty on sugar by reference to sweetening power. In view of the revenue considerations involved the suggestion of the hon. Member cannot be adopted.