§ 61. Mr. Salt
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that the Birmingham air-raid precautions canteens which have been using 150 dozen eggs weekly can now get none, resulting" in discontent in the service; and whether he can arrange for a reasonable supply of eggs being maintained for these canteens?
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Major Lloyd George)
I recognise that the decision not to supply shell eggs for catering establishments may seriously inconvenience many canteens and cafes which have been large users, of eggs, but I regret that the number of shell eggs available for distribution will not be sufficient to enable an allocation to be made to the catering trade. I hope, however, that it will be possible shortly to make supplies of processed eggs available for use in catering establishments.