Sugar-Beet.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 16th July 1931.

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Photo of Mr David Quibell Mr David Quibell , Brigg

67.

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give the House any information as to the sugar-beet acreage contracted by those factories which have not taken advantage of the special advance recently offered by the Government?

Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

The factories which have not accepted the special advance have contracted for 80,000 acres representing a decline of 44 per cent. from the acreage contracted for by them in the 1930 growing season. As a measure of the value of the Government's offer, I would add that 152,000 acres have been contracted for by the other factories, representing, in their case, a decline of only 18 per cent. from last year's figures.