HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 cc459-60W
Colonel Carver

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that sugar-beet growers are greatly dissatisfied with the 1941 price of sugar-beet; and whether he proposes to guarantee an increase for 1942 to ensure full and willing cultivation?

Mr. Hudson

I am aware of the difficulties attaching to sugar -beet cultivation under war conditions and that some dissatisfaction has been expressed with regard to the 1941 contract price. Growers are offered a substantially increased contract price for 1942, which I hope will ensure the full cultivation of the larger acreage required in the national interest.

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