HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 c2294
52. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of Agriculture on what grounds it was decided to increase the charge next season to sugar beet growers of dried pulp, in view of the important part it takes in livestock feeding on their farms.

Mr. T. Williams

Prices of dried sugar beet pulp have always been related to the prices of other comparable feeding-stuffs. The increase in future prices of sugar beet pulp, of which I gave warning on 24th January in reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Goole (Mr. G. Jeger), will, therefore, be in line with the increase in the general level of feeding-stuffs prices, which, as I stated on 15th February in reply to the hon. Member for Newbury (Mr. Hurd), will be inevitable in the next few months.