§ 64. Brigadier Rayner
asked the Minister of Food what are the value of the annual sales of National Dried Milk, the amount of the subsidy necessitated on annual sales and the cost and selling price per tin; and whether the expense of maintaining stocks in and selling from food offices is included in the cost.
§ Mr. Strachey
The annual value of the sales of National Dried Milk for the year ended 31st March, 1948 was £1,423,000 involving a subsidy of about £4,088,000. The cost per 20 oz. tin is about 3s. 4d. which includes the expenses of maintaining stocks in and distribution from food offices. The usual selling price of the 20 oz. tin is 10½d. but supplies are provided free in approved instances.