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Horticulture (Glasshouse Sector)

Volume 894: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the total amount of grants and aids paid to heated glasshouse growers in each of the last five years.

No statistics are available of improvement grants actually paid to particular sectors of the horticulture industry and it would not be practicable to estimate the amounts paid to growers using heated glasshouses. Growers using fuel oil have benefited from repayment of the 1p per gallon excise duty on fuel oils throughout the period and from the temporary subsidy which amounted to 6p per gallon fuel used in the first half of 1974 and 4p per gallon during the second half of the year.