HC Deb 20 July 1981 vol 9 c18W
Mr. Skeet

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether the differential between the prices paid for fuel by the British and Dutch glasshouse industries has widened due in the United Kingdom to the increase in product prices offsetting the £5.5 million special adaptation aid announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his statement during the Committee stage of the Finance Bill on 30 April, Official Report, c. 932.

Mr. Peter Walker

Assessed on a thermal equivalent basis the differential between heavy fuel oil prices in the United Kingdom and gas prices to Dutch horticulturists has been reduced when account is taken of the adaptation aid which I announced on 30 April.