HC Deb 27 November 1914 vol 68 c1501W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether His Majesty's Government are permitting the importation under licence of brewers' sugar notwithstanding the general prohibition of the importation of sugar; and, if so, why the brewing industry should be specially favoured?


Raw sugar which is destined for conversion into invert sugar as used in brewing is being admitted under licence. The reason is that the admission of such sugar into our market could not in any way facilitate trading with the enemy, which it was the object of the prohibition to prevent.