HC Deb 31 July 1946 vol 426 c193W
89. Sir G. Jeffreys

asked the Minister of Food what supplies of sugar are now available from British Colonies and Dependencies; and when he estimates that he will be able to abolish sugar rationing in this country.

Mr. Strachey

About 17 per cent. of our total supplies of sugar come from Colonial sources. World supplies are still much below prewar levels, and I am not able to say when I shall be able to take sugar off the ration.