HC Deb 19 August 1919 vol 119 cc2135-6W
Lieut.-Colonel Sir S. HOARE

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what subsidies are now being paid by the Treasury to railways and for bread, respectively; whether there are any other subsidies of the same nature; and, if so, what and to what amount?


I would refer my lion, and gallant Friend to the reply I gave on 22nd July to a question put by the hon. Member for Keighley. As regards the reference in that reply to financial provision in respect of coal, it is hoped that, in view of the recent rise in price, the necessity for Exchequer assistance will be obviated for the future in all but the exceptional cases referred to under Subhead

D of the Coal Mines Deficiency Estimate (Unclassified Services No. 26) Apart from the assistance given to local authorities in respect of housing, land settlement, etc., the only other subsidies of importance, of which I am aware, are those to the British Italian Corporation and the dye making industry. Details of these are given in Subheads G and H of the Board of Trade Estimate.