HC Deb 15 December 1955 vol 547 c220W
71. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what progress has been made in plant breeding establishments in this country towards developing a variety of sugar beet with a higher yielding sugar content; and how this compares with other countries which have made progress in this respect.

Mr. Amory

Certain commercial strains of sugar beet have been improved in recent years to yield a higher output of sugar, but there has been little change in the performance of the best strains. Comparison with progress in other countries is difficult, but I have no evidence that foreign strains tested here have shown greater improvement than strains being developed in this country.

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