HC Deb 07 November 1983 vol 48 cc37-8W
Mr. Freud

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, in order to avoid distortions of fair competition between poultry companies, he will seek to ensure that any sectoral plan under EEC 355/77 should benefit the whole of that sector.

Mr. MacGregor

Any company which is eligible under the terms of the programme which we are preparing in co-operation with the egg and poultry industry would be able to apply for grant under this discretionary scheme. In common with all FEOGA grant programmes, it would then be for the Commission to decide which projects should receive grant aid.