HC Deb 30 July 1974 vol 878 cc131-2W
Mr. Charles Morrison

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if he will take action designed to achieve an increase in the price for sugar beet in order to avoid a marked reduction in sugar beet acreage in 1975;

(2) if he will invoke Article 62(2) of the Treaty of Accession to put British beet growers on the full EEC price for 1975; and if he will make an early announcement to this effect to deter beet growers from alternative cropping arrangements for 1975.

Mr. Bishop

I would refer the hon. Member to the replies which my right hon. and hon. Friends gave to the right hon. Member for Cambridgeshire (Mr. Pym) on 4th and 11th July.