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Food Subsidies

Volume 885: debated on Monday 27 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what she estimates will be the cost of food subsidies at their current rate in the next 12 months.

The cost of continuing the subsidies at their present rates for 12 months is estimated at about £580 million. However, the actual level of expenditure in the coming year will depend on decisions still to be taken on the prices of subsidised foods.