asked the Minister of Food how much he paid British farmers for their sheep this year; how much he sold them for; and what he did with the profit.
Following is the information:
|The amount paid to British farmers for purchases of sheep during the year ended 31st March, 1950, was||35,734,482||0||0|
|The proceeds of the sale of the resulting meat, skins and offal amounted to||28,439,708||0||0|
|Expenses of collection, slaughtering and distribution to retailers and manufacturers amounted to||3,299,833||0||0|
|Leaving a loss or subsidy of||10,594607||0||0|