HC Deb 18 July 1938 vol 338 c1796
43. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the Government will introduce legislation to amend the Agricultural Produce (Grading and Marking) Act, 1928, to ensure that all eggs subjected to cold storage in this country must be marked in an appropriate manner?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

The whole question of the marking of cold-stored eggs is at present under consideration.

Mr. De la Bère

Is it not a fact that the National Farmers' Union have made repeated representations on this subject; and is the right hon. Gentleman aware of what the Poultry Re-organisation Commission said in 1935?

Mr. Morrison

Yes, Sir, I remember what the Poultry Re-organisation Commission said, but my hon. Friend will be aware that the proposals for the poultry industry announced in this House recently will require legislation to carry them into effect, that an alteration in marking would also require legislation, and that it is surely convenient to deal with both matters together.