§ Sir N. GRATTAN-DOYLE
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies what acceptances have been received of the proposals of the Government to meet the distress in the sugar industry in the West Indies and Mauritius?
§ Dr. SHIELS
The representations hitherto received from the West Indian sugar colonies and British Guiana in regard to the measure of credit assistance proposed by His Majesty's Government have indicated that these proposals are not in themselves likely to relieve the situation, and no acceptances have, so far, been received. The Government of Mauritius have reported that the scheme of assistance cannot be applied in the preparation of this year's crop.