§ 29. Sir Marcus Kimball
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the latest estimated yield and sugar content for the 1981 sugar beet crop.
§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
The British Sugar Corporation's latest estimate is that the average yield for the crop as a whole will be 37–38 tonnes of beet per hectare with an average sugar content of about 16½ per cent. This should produce between 1.10 million and 1.14 million tonnes of sugar.