HC Deb 30 October 1975 vol 898 c568W
21. Mr. Freud

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the sugar beet acreage for the coming crop; and whether he is satisfied that the current price paid is sufficient incentive to farmers to provide for domestic requirements.

Mr. Strang

488,000 acres of beet were contracted for this year; offers of acreage for 1976 have not yet been requested by the BSC. The price of sugar beet has increased substantially over the last two years and it remains a very attractive break crop.

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