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Glasshouse Production (Growers' Costs)

Volume 958: debated on Thursday 16 November 1978

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what estimate he has made of the cost of fuel to British glasshouse growers, in comparison with the cost of their competitors in the EEC.

The cost of oil to British growers does not differ greatly from the cost of that used in other EEC countries, although Dutch growers still derive some benefit from their onshore resources of natural gas. The Dutch Government have now reached full equalisation of gas and oil prices under the programme announced in 1976.