§ 67. Mr. QUIBELL
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give the House any information as to the sugar-beet acreage contracted by those factories which have not taken advantage of the special advance recently offered by the Government?
§ Mr. C. EDWARDS
The factories which have not accepted the special advance have contracted for 80,000 acres representing a decline of 44 per cent. from the acreage contracted for by them in the 1930 growing season. As a measure of the value of the Government's offer, I would add that 152,000 acres have been contracted for by the other factories, representing, in their case, a decline of only 18 per cent. from last year's figures.