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Horticulture (Glasshouse Sector)

Volume 889: debated on Tuesday 25 March 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what EEC regional subsidies are at present being paid to glasshouse growers in Eire which are not being paid in Northern Ireland or elsewhere in the United Kingdom.

There are no EEC regional subsidies at present being paid to glasshouse growers either in the United Kingdom or in the Irish Republic. The hon. Member may have in mind the fuel oil subsidy. As can be seen from a comparison of such aids throughout the Community which was set out in my reply to Questions from my hon. Friend the Member for Harlow (Mr. Newens) on 17th March—[Vol. 888, c. 303–4]—and the hon. Member for Mid-Bedfordshire

BACON AND PORK PIGS SLAUGHTERED
'000 head (clean pigs only)
Great BritainNorthern IrelandUnited Kingdom
1974–
March1,0781341,212
April1,2961671,463*
May1,039711,110
June1,0501331,183
July1,2891281,417*
August1,001971,098
September1,095931,188
October1,3011101,411*
November1,005781,983
December940701,010
1975–
January1,203851,288*
February977641,041
* 5-week months.