§ 22. Mr. WRIGHT
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, having regard to the fact that there are no official standards in the London market for the grading of eggs and no official definition of what is a first-grade egg, he will take steps to frame an official standard?
§ Major Sir HARRY BARNSTON (for The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE)
I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend is aware that there are no official grades for eggs in this country. The subject was dealt with in a Report on Egg Marketing which was recently issued in the Ministry's Economic Series of publications, and certain grades were suggested for consideration. As soon as my right hon. Friend has the views of representative organisations of producers and distributors on these proposals, he will consider what steps can usefully be taken.
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
Has there not always been a different price for eggs, fresh eggs and new-laid eggs?