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Sugar Beet

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 19 February 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the productive capacity of the United Kingdom sugar beet factories in 1936 and the latest year for which figures are available.

I understand from the British Sugar Corporation that the figures are approximately as follows in thousand long tons:

1936 (based on a processing campaign of 100 days)1974 (based on a processing campaign of 120 days)
Sugar (white equivalent)5201,080
Dried molassed pulp280600
Molasses for sale60120