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Food Subsidies

Volume 930: debated on Thursday 21 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the level of food subsidies provided by Her Majesty's Government since February 1974, both in global terms for each commodity and in price per unit and those changes already announced but not yet implemented.

The level of expenditure on food subsidies since April 1974 is given below. It is not possible, without incurring disproportionate cost, to give figures from February 1974, but expenditure in the first quarter of 1974 is shown, where applicable.

From 25th March 1974½p per large loaf
From 13th May 19742p per large loaf
From 16th August 19742½p per large loaf
From 13th January 19753p per large loaf
From 16th February 19752½p per large loaf
From 30th November 19752p per large loaf
From 9th August 19761½p per large loaf
From 2nd January 19771p per large loaf
From 2nd September19741p per lb.
From 2nd September 19748p per lb.
From 26th September 1976Abolished