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Dutch Horticulture Industry

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what is the current position on moves by the European Commission to stop the Dutch subsidy on gas prices for its horticulture industry.

The European Commission has informed the Dutch Government that the preferential gas price to Dutch horticulturists is an incompatible state aid and must be removed. The Dutch Government are contesting this decision and have asked the European Court to consider the matter.