HC Deb 16 June 1938 vol 337 c416W
Mr. Chorlton

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will give a list of those industries which, during the past few years, have been assisted by subsidies, such as the herring industry, tramp shipping, sugar-beet, etc.?

Captain Wallace

Since 1934 subsidies have been payable from public funds in respect of the following industries and branches of industry:

  • Beet Sugar.
  • Agriculture.
  • Herring Fishing.
  • Tramp Shipping.
  • Civil Aviation.
  • Light Horse Breeding.
  • Mechanical Transport.

The assistance to the agricultural industry covers payments in respect of livestock, milk, oats and barley production, and land fertility improvement.