§ 59. Mr. Piratin
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what items of food and other articles were subsidised during 1948–49 and, at the same time, subject 1215 to Customs or Excise Duty; and what was the total amount of subsidy and total amount derived from duties, respectively, in these cases.
§ The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Douglas Jay)
With permission, I will circulate the information requested in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the information:
|TABLE OF FOOD AND FEEDINGSTUFFS SUBSIDISED DURING 1948–49 AND SUBJECT TO CUSTOMS OR EXCISE DUTY|
|Estimated Subsidy on Imported Supplies||Total estimated amount of Customs or Excise Duty|
|Dried Egg (domestic)||1.7||0.7|
|Canned Corned Meat||1.9||0.7|
|Non Cereal Feeding-stuffs||22.0||1.3|
|Cooking Fat (domestic)||5.0||l.1|
§ 1. The figures for subsidies are related to imported supplies only except in the case of sugar where Excise Duty is incurred.
§ 2. The figures for duty (like those for subsidy) are based on distribution and do not represent the actual amounts paid on imports in 1948–49.
§ 3. Changes in the duties on sugar and tea were announced in the Financial Statement for 1949–50.
|RAW MATERIALS SUBSIDISED DURING 1948–49 AND SUBJECT TO CUSTOMS DUTY|
|Estimated Subsidy||total estimated amount of Customs or Excise Duty|
|Iron and Steel||…||26.15||3.5|