HC Deb 01 May 1952 vol 499 c119W
123. Mr. Kenyon

asked the Minister of Food what cattle feedingstuffs are subsidised; what is the subsidy percentage per ton; and what is the annual cost of the subsidy.

Dr. Hill

During the financial year ended 31st March, 1952, all cereals and protein and most miscellaneous animal feedingstuffs imported from overseas, together with oilcake and meals produced in the United Kingdom, were subsidised. During 1951–52, the average subsidy was about £6.8 per ton, which is approximately 23 per cent. of the average selling price. The total cost of the subsidy for the year was about £24.2 million.