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Tomato Growers (Energy Costs)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy whether steps are being taken to align energy costs for tomato growers within the EEC to prevent distortions due to the under-pricing of gas.

I have been asked to reply.There are at present no proposals for harmonising energy costs to Community tomato growers, but the Commission is currently studying national aids to glasshouse producers and will be reporting to the Council of Ministers on whether there is unfair competition.