§ 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.
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.
£ 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