HC Deb 22 February 1932 vol 262 c23

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the price paid to farmers for sugar-beet roots by the factories at Cantley and Ely for the season 1931–32 just ending; and whether these two factories availed themselves of any additional Government assistance under the British Sugar Industry (Assistance) Regulations, 1931?

The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Sir John Gilmour)

I understand that for the 1931–32 season the Cantley and Ely factories have paid on account sums amounting to 40s. per ton of beet of 151 per cent. sugar content, and that further payments, if any, will be made as soon as the net proceeds of the season's working have been certified by the factories' auditors. The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.