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Foodstuffs (Subsidies And Levies)

Volume 892: debated on Wednesday 21 May 1975

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will tabulate for the latest convenient date any United Kingdom subsidy, gross EEC levies, and accession compensatory amounts for the cheapest source of supply for each of the following foodstuffs in pence: a pound of butter, a pound of Cheddar cheese and a standard large loaf of bread.

United Kingdom subsidy (approximate equivalent at retail level)Gross EEC levyAccession compensatory amount
Large (28 oz.) loaf of bread2·5p (subsidy is paid on wheat flour and is broadly equivalent to 2·5p on a 28 oz. loaf).NilNil
1 lb. butter11p (of which 2·3p provided by EEC funds).10·66p (partly offset by monetary compensatory amount of 3·3p).Nil
1 lb. Cheddar cheese12p15·42p (partly offset by monetary compensatory amount of 2·85p).Nil