HC Deb 28 February 1918 vol 103 c1528

asked what agreement has been reached as regards the type of packing-case to be used for the egg export trade and the incidence of risk as between owners and carriers?


The railway authorities have postponed until July next the operation of the notice they have issued specifying certain new regulations as to the transit of eggs. In the meantime steps will be taken in consultation with the trade and the carrying companies, to arrive, if possible, at a satisfactory arrangement in respect of the type of packing-cases to be used. The hon. Member may rest assured that the importance of the matter is fully recognised by the Department of Agriculture.