HC Deb 09 January 1913 vol 46 c1393W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether large quantities of beet sugar are being produced at a factory in Norfolk without any Excise Duty corresponding to the Customs Duty being levied thereon; if so, what quantity of sugar has been so produced; what action the Government propose to take an the matter; and under what Act has this exemption been granted?


The manufacture of sugar from home-grown beet has been proceeding during the last two months at the sugar factory, Cantley, Norfolk. The manufacture is being conducted under official supervision, but at present no duty is chargeable on such sugar, and consequently no question of exemption arises. I cannot state the quantities of sugar that have been so produced, as it would be contrary to practice to disclose particulars of any individual trader's business. The matter will be considered in connection with the Budget for next year.