§ 33. Mr. LEONARD
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer of he will state the total assistance granted from the British Exchequer, either by grant or remission of duty, to the sugar industries in British Dominions and Possessions since 1918?
The approximate cost to the Exchequer of the preferential abatement of duty on Empire sugar and molasses during the period of over 14 years from the 1st September, 1919, when preference was introduced, to the 31st March, 1934, was £28,853,000. In addition grants amounting to approximately £21,300 have been made from the Colonial Development Fund and the Empire Marketing Fund to certain Colonial Governments for the purpose of sugar research and schemes benefiting the sugar industry.