§ Mr. De Chair
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will consider making arrangements for advance payments to be made to sugar-beet growers in respect of contracts similar to the advance payments made under the Wheat Act?
§ Sir R. Dorman-Smith
The deficiency payments under the Wheat Act are not really analogous to the payments made to sugar-beet growers under their contracts with the British Sugar Corporation. These contracts, however, already pro vide for advances to be made to growers by the corporation of an amount not exceeding £5 per acre, one-half of the advance being made after the singling of the crop and the remainder not less than six weeks later.