HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 cc27-8W
Mr. Marten

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether United Kingdom hop growers will qualify for the EEC subsidy in respect of the 1972 crop; which varieties of United Kingdom hops will qualify for a subsidy; what is the likely subsidy per acre expressed in pounds sterling; what is the estimated acreage likely to qualify for a subsidy; what percentage of that acre- age is brewery owned; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Fenner

The level of subsidy to be paid to hop producers for the 1972 crop has not yet been fixed by the Community. In determining this, the circumstances relating to the production and marketing of hops in the United Kingdom in 1972 will be taken into account.