HC Deb 21 July 1953 vol 518 c186
20. Mr. Gower

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer at what annual figure the food subsidies are now maintained; and what proportions are in respect of home-produced foods and imported foods, respectively.

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. John Boyd-Carpenter)

As my right hon. Friend said in his Budget speech, the provision for food subsidies in 1953–54 is, in round figures, £220 million. Of this total, rather over 85 per cent. is for home-produced foods and rather under 15 per cent. for imported foods.