§ Mr. O'SHEE
asked the President of the Board of Trade what was the average price of sugar per pound in the Havana market during the year 1909; what was the average price per pound of similar cane sugar in the Liverpool and Glasgow markets during the year 1909; and what was the duty per pound payable by the consumer in the United Kingdom?
I have no information as to the price of sugar per pound in Havana. I understand that prices in the Liverpool and Glasgow markets are practically identical with those in London, and I am informed that the mean of the monthly quotations for Cuban Centrifugals 96° test in London in 1909 was 11s. 10½d. per cwt., equal to 1.272d. per lb. The duty leviable on sugar of this degree of polarisation is 1s. 7.7d. per cwt., or 0.176d. per lb.