§ Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether any attempt has been made to secure EEC grants in order to increase slaughterhouse capacity in Scotland.
§ Mr. William Ross
Grants from the EEC funds can be made only when the member State concerned also makes a financial contribution to the development. Slaughtering activities are not eligible for Government aid and do not, therefore, qualify. On the question of slaughterhouse capacity in Scotland I would refer the hon. Member to my reply to his Question on 14th November 1974.—[Vol. 881; c.242.]