asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will set out the acreages used for the growing of sugar beet within the European Economic Community for each of the last 10 years and the tonnage of sugar produced for the same periods.
The information available is as follows:
|Year (October— September)||Area of sugar beet in the European Community ('000 Hectares)||Beet sugar production in the European Community ('000 tonnes white sugar)*|
Source: EC Commission.
* Includes non-quota sugar production which must be exported outside the EC without export refunds or carried forward to count towards the following year's quota production.