§ Mrs. Chalker
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by what 320W approximate date he considers that decisions on the reorganisation of the sugar industry will need to be implemented.
§ Mr. Bishop
It is hoped that any Government decisions concerning reorganisation of this industry will be taken before the Summer Recess. Implementation will depend upon the solution arrived at and is likely to be spread over a period.
§ Mr. Charles Morrison
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the Government's role in the reorganisation of the sugar industry which they are currently discussing with Tate and Lyle, Manbre and Garton and the British Sugar Corporation; and how they intend to ensure that the reorganisation of beet and cane capacity is carried out in a co-ordinated and equitable manner taking full account of changes in demand as well as in supply.
§ Mr. Bishop
Reorganisation has substantial implications for employment and other matters of economic and social significance. It was appropriate that the two refining companies sought the views of the Government on this issue. It is expected that consultation with the industry will continue until reorganisation is completed.