The recent inquiry, covering 249 bakers in England and Wales using less than 25 sacks a week, shows that when appropriate adjustments have been made for the alteration in the rate of the bread subsidy, six of the cases would show losses and 13 would show profits of less than 4s. per sack of flour made into bread.
Will the hon. Gentleman go into the matter again? Is he aware that a small baker, doing 10 sacks of flour a week, can only get 7s. a sack profit on the Ministry's showing, which gives a return of £3 10s.? If he has a wife and family, how is he to live on it?
Will the hon. Gentleman consider this point, too? Why does he give a subsidy which is absolutely unnecessary to the large bakers, who should not require anything at all or get anything at all?