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Beet Sugar Subsidy

Volume 236: debated on Monday 17 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will appoint a committee of inquiry to ascertain if the terms of the beet sugar subsidy can be adjusted to secure for the grower an increased return as against the manufacturers' revenue?

In view of the fact that a Report on the sugar beet industry is being prepared for issue this year in the Ministry's Economic Series of publications, I see no necessity for the appointment of a committee as suggested by the hon. Member. I would point out that the price to the grower for his beets is decided upon as a result of a collective bargain between the growers through the National Farmers' Union and the factories through the Beet Sugar Factories Committee.