HC Deb 12 July 1954 vol 530 c5
8. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Food the total loss to the taxpayer on the purchase and sales of food in the last 14 years since rationing began.

Dr. Hill

The total cost of food subsidies from September, 1939, to March, 1954, including subsidies administered by other Departments, was about £4,065 million.

Sir W. Smithers

Is not this complete proof of the failure of nationalisation?