HC Deb 05 March 1923 vol 161 c68W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total amount of revenue received during the current financial year up to 28th February from the Sugar Duties; and whether he can now give an estimate of the total yield of these duties for the full financial year?

Captain KING:

The revenue collected in Great Britain and Ireland from the duty on sugar (including molasses, glucose and saccharin) up to the end of January last, which is the latest available date, amounted to £35,600,000. This amount is subject to apportionment between Great Britain and the Irish Free State. As regards the last part of the question, I must ask the hon. Member to await the Budget statement.