§ Mr. Barter
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will new make a further statement on the new International Sugar Agreement approved at the recent United Nations Sugar Conference in Geneva.
§ Mr. John Hare
The draft Agreement approved by the International Sugar Conference has today been laid before Parliament as a White Paper. The Government intend, subject to consultation with the Governments of the Sugar Exporting territories party to the Commonwealth Sugar Agreement, to sign the new International Agreement, and subject also to the completion of the normal Parliamentary procedures, to ratify it as soon as possible.