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Horticulture

Volume 889: debated on Wednesday 26 March 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what representations he has made regarding new EEC subsidies for horticulture to be introduced from 1st July 1975.

I understand that the EEC Commission hopes to put forward some proposals for the future structure of the glasshouse sector within the next few weeks. No details have yet been announced and representations would therefore be premature.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) by what percentage the incomes of glasshouse horticultural growers changed between 1973–74 and 1974–75 in personal spendable income terms; and what this change in income represents when inflation is taken into account;(2) by what percentage horticultural incomes changed between 1973–74 and 1974–75 in personal spendable income terms; and what this change in income represents when inflation is taken into account.

I regret that information on incomes of horticultural growers in 1974–75 now being collected in the farm accounts surveys will not be available until the 1976 annual review.