§ Mr. G. LAMBERT
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will state the approximate expenditure of the Food Production Department from its inception to the latest available date?
§ Sir R. WINFREY
The total gross expenditure of the Food Production Department, including Grants to the county organisations throughout England and Wales not yet wholly expended, amounted to £1,425,500 up to October 31st. Against this there have been receipts amounting to £300,843, and there are outstanding amounts recoverable which are estimated at £750,000. The total net expenditure is, therefore, approximately £375,000.