§ 20. Mr. Watkinson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has any plans further to assist the glass house industry.
§ 38. Mr. Blaker
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement about his latest discussions with agriculture Ministers of the EEC about the state of the glasshouse sector of the horticulture industry.
§ Mr. Strang
There have been no such discussions since my right hon. Friend and other EEC Ministers criticised the Commission's draft regulations for grants for dismantling glasshouses. No change is at present foreseen in the current policy of encouraging growers to increase productivity through capital grants and the help available from the Agricultural Development and Advisory Service.