HL Deb 09 February 2005 vol 669 c124WA
Baroness Byford

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What assessment they have undertaken on the impact of the reform of the European Union sugar regime upon (a) British farmers, and (b) the British sugar industry. [HL1183]

Lord Whitty

We are still awaiting the European Commission's detailed proposals for reform of the EU sugar regime, but in the mean time we have published independent economic research illustrating some of the possible effects of reform of the EU sugar regime on UK beet growers and beet processors. A full regulatory impact assessment will be prepared once formal proposals are available.