HC Deb 01 May 1964 vol 694 c103W
Sir J. Duncan

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why, in view of the fact that the price of Commonwealth sugar has no relation to the price of sugar grown by British farmers, he did not increase the price for British sugar by more than 3s. 4d. to make its growing more remunerative.

Mr. Soames

As I explained to my hon. Friend in reply to his Question on 27th April, the price for sugar beet grown in Britain is fixed in the light of the Annual Review carried out under the Agriculture Acts and in the Government's view provides proper remuneration. The increased acreage offered to growers was taken up in full before the price increase determined as a result of this year's review.

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