§ Mr. Shersby
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what was the total amount of the subsidy on milk for the year ended 31st December; and if he has any plans for reducing the subsidy during 1977.
§ Mr. Hattersley
Expenditure on the milk subsidy in the year ended 31st December 1976 amounted to £229 million. I intend phasing out the subsidy during the course of 1977.