Hon. DOUGLAS ABBOTT (Acting Minister of Finance):
I should like to make a brief announcement concerning the sugar ration. Although world sugar supplies remain below requirements, the worst appears to be over and a gradual improvement in the future is to be expected. The improvement to date has made it possible for the wartime prices and trade board to make an increase in rations to household consumers of three pounds of sugar per person during the remainder of the year, effective in September and November, and to increase quotas to industrial users and public caterers of all kinds by a roughly proportionate amount.