HC Deb 28 February 1955 vol 537 c220W
78. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Food why, for the purposes of the Supplementary Estimate dated 7th February, 1955, surplus receipts from the trading services of his Department to be paid to the Exchequer are now estimated at£70 million, whereas in the Estimate dated 31st March, 1954, it was estimated that£109,600,000 would be so paid to the Exchequer.

Dr. Hill

Because of lower realisation prices and reductions in quantities sold.