HC Deb 04 December 1950 vol 482 cc8-9
21. Mr. Turton

asked the Minister of Food if he will itemise the weekly expenditure on basic subsidised foods on which he bases the calculation that out of the average weekly expenditure of 15s. on food 8s. 3d. is spent on such subsidised foods.

Mr. Webb

With permission, I will circulate the details of this calculation in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the details:

The survey which showed an average weekly expenditure per person of 15s. on food gave the following estimate of expenditure on subsidised foods:

s. d.
Milk 1
Meat 1
Bread 1 0
Shell Eggs
Bacon 9
Tea 5
Flour 2
Cheese 2
Lard and Cooking Fat
8 3

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