HC Deb 09 July 1924 vol 175 c2281W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the nature of the preference now granted with regard to sugar produced in the British West Indies; and whether it is intended to continue this arrangement?


In common with sugar produced in and consigned from other parts of the Empire, British West Indian sugar is granted a preferential rebate of one-sixth of the full Customs Duty levied on similar non-Empire sugar. As regards the second part of the question, I regret that I can add nothing to the statements that my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer has already made on this subject.