HC Deb 12 March 1981 vol 1000 cc416-7W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food to what extent individual European Economic Community countries are permitted to give interest subsidies to their farmers.

Mr. Peter Walker

Aids granted by member States, including interest subsidies, are subject to the provisions of articles 92 and 93 of the Treaty of Rome and, where they are for investment on farms, to the farm modernisation directive, 72/159/EC.