HC Deb 15 May 1918 vol 106 c373W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury what was the total import of sugar in the years ending 31st March, 1917, and 1918, including supplies sent abroad either to the Army or the Navy; and what this quantity works out at on the average per head of the population?


The quantities of sugar, refined and unrefined, imported into the United Kingdom in the years mentioned were as follows:

Year ended 31st March, 1917. Year ended 31st March, 1918.
Tons. Tons.
1,442,000 1,386,000

As, however, these figures represent the amount imported, not the amount consumed, in the United Kingdom, to divide them by the estimated population resident in the United Kingdom would clearly give a misleading result.