HC Deb 03 July 1930 vol 240 c2158W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the estimated total rebate on Home-produced sugar, assuming that such sugar would have borne import duty, as in the case of the overseas product, for each year, 1924 to 1930, respectively?


The duty chargeable on sugar produced in this country from home-grown beet is at the same rate as that applicable to imported sugar of Empire origin entitled to preference. The difference, however, between the amount of duty paid in respect of such home-grown sugar and the amount which would have been payable at the rate applicable to imported sugar of foreign origin for the financial years since 1924 is approximately as follows:

Year ended 31st March. £
1925–26 259,000
1926–27 583,000
1927–28 761,000
1928–29 1,109,000
1929–30 1,709,000