§ Mr. Brocklebank-Fowler
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many employees of the United Kingdom cane refining industry will lose their jobs if the industry's capacity to refine cane raws is reduced to 1.3 million tonnes, in accordance with estimates of its potential, following the United Kingdom's entry into the EEC.
§ Mr. Bishop
Various ways of tackling surplus capacity in the cane refineries are currently being discussed with the two refining companies, their employees' trade union representatives and also the British Sugar Corporation. These alternatives have differing implications for employment and no decisions on them have yet been made.