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SOURCE OF "SUBSIDY" With a view to correcting the idea that primary producers are receiving substantial subsidies from the Consolidated Fund or War Expenses Account, the Meat and Dairy Boards have issued a statement showing how the so-called subsidies came into being. It is pointed cut that the New Zealand Government receives from the British Government "lump sum payments" in addition to the actual prices paid for produce in "recognition of the benefits received from the price stabilisation policy," and that the primary producer does not receive any .such payments. "The public should clearly understand," the statement says, "that the primary producers are not being 'subsidised , by the communitj', but that whatever so-called 'subsidies' they receive actually come out of their own pockets, from money received for produce. Their representatives have taken a broad national viewpoint on the whole question, have agreed that they have no direct claim to the lump sum payments, and that it is better to face up to a temporary wartime situation by a policy of stabilisation than to have an uncontrolled spiral of rising costs. They are disappointed that stabilisation was not implemented earlier, and that it was not applied rigorously and effectively to all sections, and are particularly disappointed at the recent break in the policy, which they think will affect them detrimentally."

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PRIMARY PRODUCE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945

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PRIMARY PRODUCE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 171, 21 July 1945

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