§ 26. Mr. Ian Gilmour
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps he is taking to help the British horticultural industry overcome those effects of the 15 per cent. surcharge which are damaging to them; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Peart
There will inevitably be some increase in the industry's costs as a result of this charge; but the hon. Member will be aware that crude and natural potash have been exempted from its operation; and I am considering representations from the National Farmers'180W Union about certain other features of the charge as it affects horticulture.