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Retail Prices (Subsidies)

Volume 495: debated on Monday 11 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Food the amount of subsidy now applied to the retail prices of each of the main foods.

The following are the estimated average unit subsidies for the financial year 1951–52:

CommodityUnitAverage Unit Subsidy
Bacon1 lb.11
Bread3½ lb. loaf
Flour7 1b.1
Shell Eggs1 dozen11½
Meat (carcase)1 lb.
Milk1 quart
Butter1 lb.
Cheese1 lb.11
Margarine (domestic)1 lb.
Cooking Fat1 lb.
Lardl lb.
Sugar (domestic)1 lb.1
Tea1 lb.