HC Deb 06 August 1912 vol 41 c2961W

asked the President of the Board of Trade what steps he proposes to take on the withdrawal of this country from the Brussels Convention to prevent the Continental Beet Sugar Trust from regulating the price of sugar and destroying the cane sugar industry which must of necessity be outside the Trust?


I am not aware of the existence of any Continental Beet Sugar Trust. Seeing that the Sugar Convention, as amended by the Protocol of March last (which has been signed and ratified by the principal sugar exporting Continental States) will remain in force after the withdrawal of this country, I cannot see that the contingency contemplated by the hon. Member is likely to arise.