§ 80. Sir PERCY HURD
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is now in a position to give particulars of the arrangements for the amalgamation of the beet-sugar factories?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Elliot)
The tribunal appointed by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer and myself to advise us on the amalgamation of the beet sugar manufacturing companies have now submitted a report containing the arrangements for such amalgamation which they have agreed with the companies' repre- 1411 sentatives. My right hon. Friend and I are prepared to approve the arrangements if and when the Sugar Industry (Reorganisation) Bill becomes law. Particulars of the arrangements, together with the tribunal's report, are being communicated to the House as a White Paper, copies of which will be available at the Vote Office this evening. I should like to take this opportunity of expressing the Government's thanks to the members of the tribunal for their valuable assistance in this matter.