§ 43. Mr. Willey
asked the Minister of Food the estimated subsidies, given separately, for each subsidised foodstuff for the purposes of the original Estimates and the Supplementary Estimate, respectively.
§ The Minister of Food (Major Lloyd George)
As the reply contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following are the figures:
§ The tables below set out the assumed amount of subsidy for each subsidised foodstuff estimated for the purposes of the Ministry of Food 1953–54 Original Estimate, and for the Revised Estimate recently published.
|FOOD SUBSIDIES, 1953–54|
|Commodity||Original Estimate (H.C. 92)||Supplementary Estimate (H.C. 10)|
|£ million||£ million|
|Cooking Fat (domestic)||0.4||—|
|Welfare and Milk in Schools Schemes||46.2||47.2|
|Home Grown Cereals||—||19.5|
|Total subsidies administered by the Ministry of Food||185.8||253.8|
|Subsidies administered by the Agricultural Departments:|
|Attested Herds Scheme||10.9||10.9|
|White Fish Subsidy||1.9||2.4|
|Ploughing up Grants||4.5||6.7|
|TOTAL FOOD SUBSIDIES||221.5||293.6|