Captain A. Evans
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the present world price of sugar; how this compares with the average price obtaining during the month preceding the International Sugar Conference; and whether he is satisfied that this price is sufficient to enable sugar producers in the British West Indies, and sugar-growing Colonies, to conduct their business on a basis permitting them to pay adequate wages and to make reasonable profits?
Mr. M. MacDonald
The average price of standard foreign sugar in London during the month preceding the International Sugar Conference of 1937 was 6s. 7d. per cwt.; the average price during the month preceding the meeting of the International Sugar Council in July last was 5s. 2d.; the price at present is 5s. 10d. It is not possible to say definitely what price is satisfactory from the point of view of Colonial producers, since the conditions differ considerably in the various Colonies, but I certainly hope for a higher price than the present one.
REGULAR ARMY. Figures for the 12 months ended 30th September, 1938. Recruiting area. Applicants to enlist. Rejected on physical and medical grounds. Number. Percentage. East Anglian 2,338 281 12 Home Counties 2,867 270 9 London 10,709 1,736 16 Northumbrian 3,924 738 18 West Riding 4,8l5 522 10 North Midland 3,180 486 15 Wessex (including Channel Islands) 4,215 436 10 South Midland 5,588 1,234 22 West Lancashire 7,270 1,451 20 East Lancashire 3,199 577 18 Welsh 2,967 407 13 Highland 2,390 6,231 381 1,244 l6 19 Lowland 3,841 863 22 Total—Great Britain. 57,303 9,382 16