HC Deb 02 November 1911 vol 30 cc1151-2W

asked the President of the Board of Agriculture if he is watching the progress of the growth of sugar beet in Norfolk and its sale to the factories in Holland; if he is aware that a number of Dutchmen have been employed to dig the roots under contract; and if he proposes to publish an account of the results of the experiment when concluded?


I am watching these and similar experiments in the cultivation of sugar beet with interest. I am aware that Dutch labourers have been brought to Norfolk to demonstrate the method of lifting sugar beet. I do not propose that the Board should attempt to report on the experiments, since they have not sufficiently detailed information for the purpose, but I will consider whether an account of them could be published in the Board's Journal.