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Sugar Beet

Volume 978: debated on Thursday 14 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a further statement about the sugar beet industry.

In the beet sugar campaign just ended the industry has once again demonstrated its capability by producing a record output of some 1ยท15 million tonnes of white sugar. This performance has been achieved despite adverse weather conditions in the early part of the growing season and reflects credit on the growers, the processors and the ancillary businesses concerned, all of whom have played their part.