§ 34. Mr. G. Williams
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, in view of the fact that the horticultural industry does not receive support prices, he will consider a grant towards the cost of installing fuel-saving equipment.
This is one among the suggestions for assisting the horticultural industry which have been submitted to me by the National Farmers' Union and which are under consideration.
§ Mr. Williams
While welcoming his answer, may I express the hope that the Minister will bear in mind that in the horticultural industry costs have increased 768 but prices have not risen; that he could help the industry very materially in this way and also save fuel, and that I hope he will be able to do something about it?
We are anxious to save fuel. I would remind my hon. Friend that there are loan facilities now available to horticulturists with glasshouses who wish to convert to oil fuel.