§ Mr. THURTLE
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury the total cost to the Exchequer, by way of subsidy and remission of Excise Duty, in respect of the last financial year, in connection with the manufacture of sugar from homegrown beet?
I have been asked to reply. The expenditure during the financial year ended 31st March, 1927, in respect of subsidy on home-grown beet sugar and molasses was £3,225,858. Of this amount, approximately £1,004,300 was returned to the State in the form of Excise Duty. There has been no remission of Excise Duty since the passing of the British Sugar (Subsidy) Act, 1925.