§ Mr. Blackburn
asked the Minister of Food what is the cost of the Government subsidy for each 4 lb. loaf of bread.
§ Mr. Strachey
The weight of the quartern loaf was reduced from 4 lb. to 3½ lb. in May, 1946. The subsidy on this loaf is approximately 5d. of which ¼d. represents the wheat acreage subsidy paid by the Ministry of Agriculture.