§ SIR EDWARD SASSOON
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the amount allowed, under the provisions of the Brussels Convention, to home-grown and manufactured sugar before a countervailing Excise Duty becomes automatically leviable.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN
The Brussels Convention provides that the surtax, i.e., the amount by which the customs duty upon imported sugar may exceed the excise duty on that produced at home, shall not be greater than 6 francs per 100 kilograms upon refined, or 5. 50 francs per 100 kilograms upon unrefined, sugar.