Sugar Beet

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd February 1972.

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Photo of Sir John Gilmour Sir John Gilmour , Fife East 12:00 am, 2nd February 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what meetings he has had with the Chairman of the British Sugar Corporation to discuss sugar beet growing in Scotland.

Photo of Mr Gordon Campbell Mr Gordon Campbell , Moray and Nairnshire

My hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Home Affairs and Agriculture has had a meeting and other consultations.

Photo of Sir John Gilmour Sir John Gilmour , Fife East

Is it not the case that since it was agreed that this country should enter the E.E.C. my right hon. Friend has had no contact to discuss what is an obvious change of circumstances? Does not he think that this is what he should have done?

Photo of Mr Gordon Campbell Mr Gordon Campbell , Moray and Nairnshire

The prospect of entry has created no new situation which would justify me in reopening with the Chairman of the B.S.C. the question of the Cupar factory.