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Barley And Sugar Beet

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is his Department's estimate of the increase in hectares of barley for the 1979–80 season; and what is his estimate of the rise in hectares of sugar beet for the same season.

The June agricultural census returns for 1979 showed, for the 1979–80 season, a decrease of four thousand hectares to 2,343 thousand hectares in the area sown to barley and an increase of four thousand hectares to 214 thousand hectares in the area sown to sugar beet.