HC Deb 19 November 1987 vol 122 cc662-3W
66. Mr. David Davis

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will estimate the likely turnout of sugar beet yields for the current harvest.

Mr. Donald Thompson

It is estimated that United Kingdom's sugar beet crop, harvesting of which is still in progress, will yield about 40 tonnes of beet per hectare. Production in terms of white sugar is expected to be about 1.2 million tonnes.

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