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Ministry Of Food (Trading Profit)

Volume 400: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1944

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asked the Minister of Food what was the trading profit in 1944; and how it was divided up among the different commodities purchased.

It is estimated that trading surpluses for the year ended 31st March, 1944, on certain commodities amounted to £5,500,000, consisting of oils and fats £3,000,000, canned fruits and vegetables £800,000, coffee and cocoa £1,200,000, sundries £500,000. These surpluses were applied in slight relief of the substantial cost of subsidies on other foodstuffs in that year.