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Milk Subsidy

Volume 888: debated on Friday 21 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what is her estimate of the cost of the milk subsidy in 1975–76; and what is the saving in terms of pence per pint.

It is estimated that, subject to parliamentary approval, expenditure on the milk subsidy in 1975–76 will be £270 million. This is equivalent to a saving to the consumer of about 2p per pint. The rate of subsidy paid in accordance with schemes under Section 1 of the Prices Act 1974 on milk produced in certain Scottish islands and in the Isles of Scilly will accordingly be changed to 2p per pint from 6th April 1975.