§ 75. Mr. Thorne
asked the Minister of Agriculture the amount of the supplementary payment made in connection with the crop of home-grown sugar-beet for 1937; how the amount paid compares with the maximum permissible under the Sugar Industry (Reorganisation) Act, 1936; and whether the yield of beet in Great Britain for 1937 was the lowest since 1931?
§ Mr. W. S. Morrison
The amount of the supplementary payment in respect of poverty of the crop of home-grown sugar beet in 1937 was £141,239, which was approximately the maximum permissible under the Sugar Industry (Reorganisation) Act, 1936. The answer to the last part of the question is in the affirmative.