HC Deb 07 August 1941 vol 373 cc2090-1
55. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps he is taking to ensure that the acreage of sugar-beet is not decreased owing to the lack of skilled labour, especially having regard to the high cost per acre of employing unskilled labour and conscientious objectors, as owing to their lack of knowledge they perform far less work for every I paid than the skilled worker?

Mr. Hudson

I have instructed county war agricultural executive committees that the acreage of sugar-beet to be planted in 194a is to be sufficient to fill the manufacturing capacity of the factories.