I congratulate my hon. Friend on her appointment to the Select Committee on Agriculture and say in answer to her question that all horticultural products produced in the United Kingdom are subject to a Community regime, but the main price support measures apply to a limited range of items.
I am sure that United Kingdom horticulture will show its customary resilience in responding to competition from Spain and Portugal. We shall ensure that the transitional period is adequate to allow a smooth adjustment. The Government have recently demonstrated their determination to help the industry to adapt and compete effectively by providing increased incentives for energy-saving facilities in the glasshouse sector.
Is my hon. Friend aware that considerable European funds are available for publicity for non-edible horticultural products? What intention does she have to assist our producers by providing not necessarily Government funds but a Government gesture of goodwill towards Food from Britain in its efforts to publicise non-edible products?
One of the priorities of Food from Britain is assistance in respect of pot plants. I assure my hon. Friend that we shall be studying carefully, in consultation with the industry, the Commission's forthcoming report on the non-edible sector and any proposals that may be made on the regime for cut flowers.