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Basic Subsidised Foods (Price Changes)

Volume 526: debated on Monday 12 April 1954

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34.

asked the Minister of Food whether he will publish a list of price changes in basic subsidised foods authorised from October, 1951, to date.

I will circulate a list in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Can the right hon. and gallant Gentleman say, very briefly, whether the price changes from October, 1951, to the present date are better than or worse than the price changes from 1945–51, which he has already circulated in the OFFICIAL REPORT?

LIST OF PRICE CHANGES IN BASIC SUBSIDISED FOODS AUTHORISED BETWEEN 1ST OCTOBER, 1951 AND 1ST APRIL, 1954
CommodityUnitIncreaseDecrease
DateAmountDateAmountNet Increase
d.d.s.d.
Bread1¾b. loaf16 Mar., 19521½1½
Flour (plain)3 lb.16 Dec., 195117¾
16 Mar., 19523¾
5 Apr., 19533
Meat (carcase)1 lb.15 June, 195244
Bacon1 lb.30 Dec., 19511016 Aug., 195311½
5 Oct., 19527¾
Butter1 lb.5 Oct., 1952612
6 Sept., 19534
21 Feb., 19544
Margarine1 lb.5 Oct., 195224
6 Sept., 19532
Cooking fat and lard.1 lb.5 Oct., 195224
6 Sept., 19532
Sugar1 lb.5 Oct., 195211½
6 Sept., 1953½
Milk (liquid)1 pint1 Dec., 1951½1 May, 1953½1
1 July, 1952½1 Nov., 1953½
1 July, 1953½
1 Aug., 1953½
Cheese1 lb.30 Dec., 19511012
5 Oct., 19522
21 Feb., 19542
Tea1 lb.15 June, 19521010
Ware potatoes7 lb.1 Aug., 1952¾¾