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Sugar Refining

Volume 462: debated on Monday 14 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Food what the sugar refining capacity of the United Kingdom was at the outbreak of war, or at any convenient date during 1939; what it was at the end of the war; and what it is at the present time, distinguishing in each case between the capacity of refineries, the normal campaign production capacity of beet sugar factories and the off season refining capacity of the factories, and adding in the case of present day capacity an estimate of any increase which could be secured by alteration of raw-sugar factories.

As the information for which my hon. Friend inquires involves considerable research, I will circulate the particulars he asks for in the OFFICIAL REPORT at the earliest possible date.