HC Deb 19 June 1930 vol 240 cc594-5W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether, in view of the present conditions obtaining in the West Indian sugar industry and the fact that Jamaica and Trinidad have both granted on easy terms to their sugar producers a loan of £2 per ton on all sugar exported, he will take steps to arrange for a similar loan to be made to those sugar producers in the smaller islands in the British West Indies which are unable to offer such facilities themselves?


The position of the Colonies wholly or partly dependent on the sugar industry is being carefully considered, but I am not in a position to give any assurance as to the grant of assistance from the British Exchequer in the manner suggested.