§ 53. Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Food what is the estimated amount that will be paid in subsidies on food and feedingstuffs during the current financial year, and of that total how much will be spent in respect of imported supplies and how much in respect of home produced supplies.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The total amount to be spent on food subsidies including animal feedingstuffs, welfare schemes, acreage payments and fertiliser subsidies, during the year to 31st March, 1948, is now estimated at £395.3 million. Of this sum £189.6 million is in respect of home-produced supplies and £205.7 million is in respect of imported supplies.