§ 27. Air-Commodore Harvey
asked the Minister of Food what is the value in dollars of the total exports of sugar and confectionery from this country during 1947.
§ Mr. Strachey
The value of our total exports of sugar and confectionery in 1947 was about 13 million pounds sterling but by far the greater part was supplied, in continuation of wartime arrangements, to countries in the Commonwealth for which we have purchasing responsibility and with considerable advantage to ourselves, to foreign countries, which the International Emergency Food Committee asked us to supply. Commercial exports, which were resumed towards the end of the year as a result of the change in policy which I announced in July last, brought in about 830,000 dollars on confectionery and the equivalent of 10 million, 4 hundred thousand dollars on refined sugar.