§ Sir J. POWER
asked the Minister of Agriculture the acreage planted with sugar-beet this year, and how it compares with last year?
§ Mr. N. BUXTON
The acreage officially returned as planted with sugar beet in 1928 was 178,049 acres. The official figures for 1929 are not expected to be available until the first part of August, but preliminary figures supplied by the beet sugar factories of the acreage covered by their contracts indicate that about 234,000 acres have been planted in 1929.