49. Colonel Sir Arthur Evans
asked the Minister of Food the cost per cwt. of producing beet sugar in this country in each of the years 1938 to 1944; and how much of this cost was paid by public moneys in the form of subsidies, deficiency payments, etc.
§ Colonel Llewellin
As the answer is rather long and includes a table of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the statement:
§ The table below shows in terms of a rate per cwt. of sugar produced the cost of producing beet sugar in this country in each of the years 1938–44, and the payment provided from the public funds.2020
|Year.||Net cost of Production.||Rate of Assistance from Public Funds.|
§ The net costs of production represent the costs of sugar production, including the cost of sugar beet and processing costs, after deduction of the proceeds from the sale of by-products.