§ 44. Mr. Gammans
asked the Minister of Food what is the basis on which sugar is to be allocated to manufacturer's of soft drinks now that the industry has been deconcentrated; how many departures from this basis there have been; and for what reasons.
§ Dr. Summerskill
A total of 30,000 tons of sugar per annum is being allocated amongst manufacturers of the soft drinks industry in proportion to their usage in the year ending 3oth June, 1939. This allocation is at the rate of 62½ per cent. of the pre-war usage. There have been no departures from this basis.