§ General CROFT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether fourteen cane-sugar factories were erected in the island of Cuba by Americans in the year 1915–16 ; and how many factories have been erected in the British Empire in the whole course of the War?
Sir A. STANLEY
I understand that the increase in the number of sugar factories in Cuba is in accord with the figure mentioned in the first part of the question. With regard to the second part, inquiries are being made, the results of which I shall be happy to furnish to my hon. and gallant Friend.