HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c851W
Mr. W. Roberts

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether under the new scheme for the purchase of fat stock by the Government, the Treasury will continue to pay the subsidy on beef-cattle or whether the buyer of beef will be charged a price to cover the value of the subsidy that has hitherto been paid?

Sir R. Dorman-Smith

The prices to be paid for fat cattle when the Ministry of Food becomes the sole purchaser will take account of the subsidy at present payable under the Livestock Industry Act, 1937, which will cease to be payable when these prices come into operation.