Oral Answers to Questions — Sugar-Beet Industry.

– in the House of Commons on 7th February 1933.

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Photo of Sir Gifford Fox Sir Gifford Fox , Henley


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is to be the constitution of the committee of inquiry into the sugar-beet industry; and when this body will commence its investigations?


As the beet-sugar and sugar-refining industries are at present conferring with the object of putting forward agreed proposals for consideration, I have decided that it would be an advantage, pending the completion of these deliberations, to defer the appointment of the Committee to which my hon. Friend refers.

Photo of Mr Charles Williams Mr Charles Williams , Torquay

Is there any chance of getting this subsidy done away with entirely and the sugar-beet industry put upon a sound basis?

Viscountess ASTOR:

If the right hon. Gentleman decides to take this subsidy away from sugar-beet, will he give the fishermen a chance?