HC Deb 02 July 1941 vol 372 c1353
61. Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that, in the recent broadcasts explaining the egg scheme, the numbers to which the scheme referred were denned as birds; and will he make clear whether hens, cocks, and pullets which have not begun to lay, are meant; and whether ducks are included?

Major Lloyd George

The Eggs (Control and Prices) Order, 1941, defines poultry as "domestic fowls and domestic ducks of not less than two months of age."

Lieut.-Colonel Heneage

Will my hon. and gallant Friend see that: that information is broadcast, as some poultry keepers in rural areas get information only when it is broadcast?

Major Lloyd George

I will consider that. But the Order gives the exact description, and that is in the possession of most people.

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