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Oils And Fats (Trade Allocation)

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 28 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Food the amounts of the cuts in the allocation of oils and fats to the various trade users, and the estimated effect on the production of the different classes of foodstuffs affected.

The effect of the cuts is, with minor adjustments, to take away the increases in allocations given

Exchequer contributionRate contribution
Contributions increased in amount:
Subsidy for houses for the general population (section 84 of 1950 Act):—
Houses of 3 apartments or less£3915s.0d.£135s.0d.
Houses of 4 apartments£425s.0d.£145s.0d.
Houses of 5 apartments or more£4615s.0d.£1510s.0d.
Special subsidy for houses for the agricultural population (section 85, to be amended):—
Houses of 3 apartments or less£5115s.0d.£135s.0d.
Houses of 4 apartments£545s.0d.£145s.0d.
Houses of 5 apartments or more£5815s.0d.£1510s.0d.
Subsidy for self-contained hostel units (section 84 (7))£200s.0d.£90s.0d.
Additional contributions unchanged in amount:
Houses in remote areas (section 84 (5))Variable
Houses in clearance areas and on central sites (section 84 (3))Up to £20Half Exchequer contribution
Lifts in flats (section 84 (4))£
Mineral support (section 86)Up to £2do.
Preservation of character of surroundings (section 88)Up to £5do.
Building experiments (section 90)Variable
Other contributions unchanged in amount:
Hostels (not self-contained) (section 89)£7 per bedroom
Grants for agricultural cottages provided by private persons (section 100, to be amended)
Subsidies for improvement of housing accommodation (sections 106 and 116)
I propose that the increased rates of subsidies should apply to houses completed after today, 28th February, 1952.