HC Deb 21 September 1948 vol 456 cc696-7
51. Mr. Piratin

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what are the current rates of subsidy on home-grown food; and the various categories comprising the total.

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Douglas Jay)

I gave some of the information requested in reply to a Question by the hon. and gallant Member for Ludlow (Lieut.-Colonel Corbett) on 27th July, 1948. I will with permission circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT further details of some of the figures then given.

Following are the figures:

£ million (annual rate)
Bacon 5.4
Bread made from home-grown wheat, including the baking subsidy 12.8
Flour (other than that used for bread) and other cereals 8.2
Eggs 16.7
Meat 47.6
Milk 37.5
Butter 7.3
Cheese 9.4
Potatoes 16.9
Sugar 7.3
Home-grown animal feedingstuffs 0.6
Sundries 1.5
Fertilizer subsidy 8.3
Welfare Schemes:
National Milk 22.0
Milk in Schools 8.5
Other Welfare Foods 7.4
Imported Feedingstuffs 65.9