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Food Subsidies

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 31 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection, in respect of each commodity, what is the amount spent on food subsidies in each of the years from February 1974 to date; and what effect these subventions have had in total on the retail prices index, the food prices index and the pensioners index, respectively.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 24 January 1979; Vol. 961, c. 146], gave the following answer:The information requested is given in the tables below.