HC Deb 15 July 1938 vol 338 c1690W
Mr. Bracken

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will give a list of subsidies granted by His Majesty's Government to industries in Great Britain and the Crown Colonies since 1931?

Sir J. Simon

The following list contains particulars of subsidies payable since 1st October, 1931, from public funds to industries and branches of industry in the United Kingdom. The figures include the estimated expenditure during the current year.

Beet Sugar 21,164,399
Cattle Industry—payments to producers 18,218,859
Milk 5,764,297
Land Fertility Improvement 1,889,205
Oats and Barley 203,000
Tramp Shipping 4,002,183
Herring Industry 130,157
Light Horse Breeding 49,000
Mechanical Transport 13,360
Civil Aviation 3,627,600
As regards the Crown Colonies, no subsidies to industries have been paid except in so far as assistance has been afforded through the Colonial Development Fund. Particulars of the payments out of the Fund will be found in the Annual Reports of the Committee, published as Command Papers.

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