HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 cc2826-7
12. Mr. Liddall

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that imports of eggs in shell increased from 8,974,000 great hundreds in the first six months of 1935 to 11,531,000 great hundreds in the corresponding period of this year; and whether, in view of these facts, he can state what proposals have been made to the Government of Denmark and to the Governments of the other countries with which we have commercial agreements limiting our right to increase import duties on eggs, so that the British egg industry may be adequately protected?

Mr. Stanley

I have nothing to add to the answer which I gave to the hon. and gallant Member for Tiverton (Lieut.-Colonel Acland-Troyte) on 8th July, a copy of which I am forwarding to my hon. Friend.