HC Deb 31 May 1934 vol 290 cc346-7

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the absence of any official service of foreign economic intelligence supplying information on the imposing and lifting of restrictions by foreign countries on eggs, he will consider the desirability of taking steps to create such official service in the interests of the poultry-keepers of this country?


There are serious practical difficulties in the way of an official service of the kind which, I understand, my hon. Friend has in mind. I should, however, be prepared, if desired, to discuss with my hon. Friend the possibility of supplementing the present sources of information.

30. Captain HEILGERS

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will state the percentage reduction in the imports of eggs from foreign and Empire sources, respectively, for the last convenient four weeks of this year, as compared with the corresponding period of 1933?


The figures published in the United Kingdom Trade and Navigation Accounts for April, 1934, show that the decline in that month in the imports of eggs in shell into the United Kingdom compared with April, 1933, was 21.5 per cent. from British countries and 22.6 per cent. from foreign countries.

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