June 15, 1901. Mr Edwin Tate said his refinery was built on the banks of the Thames owing to their being able to bring raw sugar alongside the works at the cost of lighterage only, as there was no charge made for goods discharged in the river or in the docks. If a charge were made on goods delivered overside in the docks or in the river, it would mean a considerable sum to his firm, who imported 100,000 tons of raw sugar, and would cripple London's refining industry which consisted only of Messrs Lyle & Sons and Messrs Tate. {{COUNTERPOINT }}