HC Deb 23 July 1952 vol 504 c35W
65. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Food what steps have been taken to increase the capacity of sugar beet factories in this country; and to what extent he estimates the home production of sugar can be increased in 1953.

Major Lloyd George

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Huntingdon (Mr. Renton) on 9th July. It is too early yet to estimate the volume of home sugar production in 1953, which will depend chiefly upon the size and quality of the beet crop.