HC Deb 30 November 2000 vol 357 c882W
Miss McIntosh

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will postpone(a) proposed increases in price and (b) reductions in quotas for sugar beet pending further reform of the common agricultural policy; and if he will make a statement. [140899]

Ms Quin

The Government have made it clear that they would like to see further reform of the EU sugar regime, and a review in two years would coincide with other reviews of agricultural sectors in the EU. We are not in favour of price increases or quota cuts.