§ Mr. GILBERT
asked the Food Controller whether manufacturing confectioners and chocolate manufacturers are now rationed as regards the supply of sugar; if so, will he state what the conditions and quantities are and what price is paid by such manufacturers; and whether they are allowed to obtain any extra quantities at increased prices, and, if so, what quantities are allowed and at what prices?
§ Mr. McCURDY
The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. Confectioners and chocolate manufacturers are permitted to obtain the same682W quantity of sugar as they used in 1915, and are charged the same price as is charged to other purchasers, namely, 57s. 9d. per cwt. As regards the last part of the question, any manufacturer may import sugar for his own account over and above that issued to him by the Royal Commission on the Sugar Supply, without limitation as td price.