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Volume 79: debated on Tuesday 21 May 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied with the prospects for the sugar sector of the agricultural industry.

[pursuant to his reply, 16 May 1985, c. 206]: Yes. The area planted for next season's sugar beet crop in the United Kingdom is estimated to show a fractional increase on this season's area, which itself produced our second highest ever output of sugar from home-grown beet.