§ 71. Mr. Gammans
asked the Minister of Food if he is yet in a position to announce any agreement between His Majesty's Government and the British West Indian Sugar Association regarding the terms and conditions of the purchase of sugar from the British West Indies.
§ Mr. Strachey
Yes, Sir. It has been agreed that the price to be paid for West Indian sugar should be increased from198W 1st January, 1947, by £4 15s. to £24 5s. per ton. It has further been agreed that of this increase £2 will be paid direct to sugar manufacturers to enable them to meet increased costs. The remaining £2 15s. will be allocated between various special funds for the benefit of the industry.