§ Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has considered the resolution passed by the members of the Greenock East End Cooperative Society, protesting against the raising of the duty on sugar to approximately 2½d. per lb., leaving only 2d. per lb. to pay for raw material and production costs, a copy of which was sent to him by the hon. Member for Greenock, and an identical resolution passed by the members of the Greenock Central Co-operative Society, Limited, on 12th October, 1939; and if he has any statement to make on the matter?
§ Captain Crookshank
My right hon. Friend has noted the terms of the resolutions referred to. The considerations which they raise, however, were fully discussed in the recent Debates on the Budget and Finance Bill and he can add nothing to what he then said.