§ Mr. Maclennan
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from the National Farmers Union of Scotland about the financial position of the glasshouse tomato industry in Scotland; and what reply he has made.
§ Mr. John Mackay
My right hon. Friend is well aware of the difficulties faced by this sector which have been discussed extensively with representatives of the National Farmers Union of Scotland, most recently when they met my noble Friend the Minister of State on 5 November 1982. As announced on 21 October, the Government have extended the period of adaptation aid which assists users of oil for glasshouse heating.—[Vol. 29, c. 488.]