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Milk Subsidy

Volume 929: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what is his estimate of the cost of the milk subsidy in 1977–78; and what is the rate of subsidy per pint.

Expenditure on the milk subsidy paid by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food through the guarantee arrangements in 1977–78 is estimated at £19 million; this is equivalent to about ½p per pint for four months of the year. 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 was accordingly reduced from 1p per pint to ½p per pint on 1st April 1977. No change is being made in the statutory maximum retail price of milk.