HC Deb 10 March 1947 vol 434 c939
34. Mr. Keeling

asked the Minister of Food what subsidy British-made cheeses receive per pound, either directly or through the subsidy on milk.

Dr. Summerskill

During 1946 the subsidy on British-made cheeses was approximately is. 4½d. per lb.

Mr. Keeling

Is the Minister satisfied that this subsidy of Is. 4½d. when added to the maximum retail price of 1s. 1d. gives a satisfactory yield to the British farmer? Compare it with the maximum price of 6s. per lb. for Roquefort.

Dr. Summerskill

I think that we must realise that this is in accord with the stabilisation policy of my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer and that must be our first consideration.