HC Deb 13 March 1953 vol 512 c154W
Mr. Holt

asked the Minister of Food what imported foods, on which a subsidy was subsequently paid, bore import duties during the 12 months ended December, 1952; and if he will give the amount of duty paid on each type of food.

Major Lloyd George,

pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 9th March, 1953; Vol. 512, c. 831], supplied the following information:

Imported Foods on which a subsidy was subsequently paid Customs Duty paid during 12 months ended 31st December, 1952
Butter 1,454,000*
Cheese 2,000*
Cooking Fat (a) 261,000*
Eggs (shell) 633,000*
Margarine (a) 629,000*
Sugar 3,750,000
Tea (b) 74,000*
Meat (carcase) 652,000*
(a) Duty charged on imported vegetable oils from which subsidised cooking fat and margarine were manufactured.
(b) Estimated duty on imports put into distribution up to 14th June, 1952, after which subsidy was removed.
* Commonwealth supplies are not liable to import duty.