HC Deb 11 December 1974 vol 883 c153W
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.]

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