HC Deb 07 November 1955 vol 545 cc156-7W
91. Mr. F. Willey

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what amounts have been paid this year by way of deficiency payments regarding homegrown cereals and fatstock, respectively; and how much it is now estimated will be paid this financial year.

Mr. Nugent

From the beginning of the current financial year, deficiency payments for the United Kingdom on homegrown cereals amounted to £20.3 million up to 31st October, and on fatstock to £37.8 million up to 28th October.

In the Supplementary Estimate published on 5th July, the deficiency payments for the financial year on cereals were estimated at £48.9 million and on fatstock at £81.8 million.