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Sheep (Government Purchases)

Volume 481: debated on Friday 24 November 1950

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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:

£s.d.
The amount paid to British farmers for purchases of sheep during the year ended 31st March, 1950, was35,734,48200
The proceeds of the sale of the resulting meat, skins and offal amounted to28,439,70800
7,294,77400
Expenses of collection, slaughtering and distribution to retailers and manufacturers amounted to3,299,83300
Leaving a loss or subsidy of10,59460700