§ 32. Mr. Maudling
asked the Minister of Food what use was made of the 1,325,330 tons of non-Empire sugar which was imported into the United Kingdom in the year ended August, 1950.
§ Mr. Maudling
How can the Minister reconcile that with his statement of 16th November that all sugar imported for consumption in the United Kingdom comes from Commonwealth and preferential sources?
§ Mr. Webb
There is no confusion there. We entered into an arrangement—a very good arrangement—with the Colonies and Dominions to use part of our sterling sugar in order to save dollar expenditure. If the hon. Gentleman does not believe me, I shall be pleased to talk to him outside when, perhaps, I can convince him.