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Food Subsidies

Volume 530: debated on Friday 23 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Food the current estimates of the total cost of food subsidies, with details of the main items, including the various production grants paid direct to farmers.

The welfare subsidies, the bread and general milk subsidies, and the cost of the agricultural price guarantees administered by the Ministry of Food are shown in detail on page 21 of the 1954/1955 Revised Estimate (HC 135) published on 31st March. The cost of the production grants administered by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Agriculture for Scotland are shown in the Agricultural Departments' Estimates (HC 99) published on 23rd February, 1954.