HC Deb 20 June 1935 vol 303 c550
51. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can now make a statement as to any proposals to deal with egg production?


I am not yet in a position to add anything to the replies that have been made to previous questions relating to the possibility of an egg marketing scheme. I understand that the matter is still under consideration by a Joint Committee of the National Farmers' Union and the National Poultry Council. It is, of course, for the producers themselves, and not for the, Government, to decide whether a marketing scheme for eggs and poultry shall be submitted and, if so, in what form.

Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

In view of the fact that a great many small people are disorganised, will my right hon. Friend do his best to hurry on any scheme that the National Farmers' Union and others are considering?


I shall certainly lose no time in considering it when it has been submitted to me, but there must be full time to consider these matters first.