HC Deb 13 January 1977 vol 923 c576W
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.