HC Deb 30 July 1976 vol 916 c451W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by how much the cost of 1 lb of bacon and a 2 lb packet of sugar has decreased as a result of the subsidy from the European Community.

Mr. Strang

Although compensatory amounts are payable from Community funds as subsidies on imports of bacon and sugar, the retail price is determined by a number of factors and it is not possible to isolate the effect of such payments in any meaningful way.