HC Deb 05 February 1982 vol 17 c212W
Mr. Michael Spicer

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has any information as to what proportion of the recent £500 million subsidy to French agriculture will be directed towards the French horticulture industry.

Mr. Peter Walker

Information released so far suggests that the French horticultural industry will receive the equivalent of around £63 million from assistance specific to the horticulture sector; growers will also obtain an unquantifiable share of the general aid measures in the package. I have pressed the Commission to take prompt and effective action against illegal components of the package and to review the wider problems posed by aids on this scale.