HC Deb 17 January 1977 vol 924 c31W
Mr. Michael Spicer

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list details of subsidies given by EEC countries to the horticultural industry, particularly towards the cost of fuel.

Mr. Strang

It would be impracticable to set out in detail all the forms of assistance available to the horticultural industry in the EEC. However, all such assistance must be within limits approved by the Council of Ministers or the EEC Commission.

The EEC Commission, after discussions with member States, set guidelines for fuel aids in June 1974 and these were extended in April 1975. All fuel subsidies had to end by 30th June 1976.