HC Deb 15 November 1938 vol 341 c658
9. Sir Adrian Baillie

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in connection with the food defence plans, any arrangements have been made to store large quantities of eggs; and, if so, to what extent these eggs will be obtained from British poultry farms?

Mr. Stanley

No, Sir. Arrangements have not been made for the storage of eggs under the Essential Commodities Reserves Act.

Sir A. Baillie

May I ask my right hon. Friend whether, in the question of the storage of foodstuffs, it is essential also to consider the storage of eggs?

Mr. Stanley

I will certainly bear in mind the question of eggs, but the hon. Gentleman will realise that there are reasons why eggs are neither the most convenient nor the most economical of foodstuffs to store.