Right Hon. J. L. ILSLEY (Acting Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, when the Minister of Agriculture (Mr. Gardiner) a few days ago announced the changes in the subsidy policy concerning fluid milk, he said that it was necessary to give further consideration to the subsidies on milk entering into cheese and into processed milk.
I am now in a position to state that the subsidy on milk entering into the production of cheese will be increased by ten cents per hundred pounds, that is from 20 cents to 30 cents per hundred pounds, and that the subsidy on milk entering into the production of concentrated milk products and the production of milk sugar will be increased by eight cents per hundred pounds, that is from 15 cents to 23 cents.
These increases are effective as from May 1, 1946. The subsidy on milk entering into the production of cheese will continue for the full year, that is until April 30, 1947, unless in the meantime it is absorbed in the price. The subsidy on milk entering into processed milk will continue until September 30, 1946. With regard to what is done about milk entering into processed milk for the period after that, further consideration will have to be given to the matter.
Subtopic: INCREASES IN SUBSIDIES ON MILK ENTERING INTO MILK PRODUCTS