§ Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Food how much he paid British farmers for their sheep this year; how much he sold them for; and what he did with the profit.
§ Mr. Webb
Following is the information:
£ s. d. The amount paid to British farmers for purchases of sheep during the year ended 31st March, 1950, was 35,734,482 0 0 The proceeds of the sale of the resulting meat, skins and offal amounted to 28,439,708 0 0 7,294,774 0 0 Expenses of collection, slaughtering and distribution to retailers and manufacturers amounted to 3,299,833 0 0 Leaving a loss or subsidy of 10,594[...]607 0 0