HC Deb 14 December 1939 vol 355 cc1304-5W
Mr. Henderson Stewart

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he is aware of the unsatisfactory price offered by the Cupar sugar beet factory to Scottish growers, resulting in reluctance on the part of farmers to grow beet; and whether, in order to stimulate production and effect economies in transport, he will take steps to secure a reconsideration of the prices offered?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

The price fixed for beet for delivery to the Cupar sugar beet factory in 1940 represents, in beet of average sugar content, an increase of 4s. 11d. per ton over 1939, and the Government has already undertaken to reconsider the position in January, 1941, if experience shows that the provision made for increases in cost of production is insufficient.

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