Sugar Beet

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 14th April 1965.

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Photo of Mr Ian MacArthur Mr Ian MacArthur , Perth and East Perthshire 12:00 am, 14th April 1965

Is the hon. Member aware that the sugar beet acreage in Scotland serving the Cupar factory has fallen very sharply in recent years and that the increased price to which he refers is barely enough to meet the increased costs, and the increasing costs, which farmers are meeting? Will he give serious attention to this problem, which is of great concern to farming in the locality and which is putting the future of this crop in jeopardy?