HC Deb 07 December 1944 vol 406 c722
52. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps he proposes to take to encourage the poultry industry after the war.

Mr. Hudson

I would refer my hon. Friend to the statement which I made in this House on Tuesday, which includes a special reference to the poultry industry.

Sir W. Smithers

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that if the poultry industry is given a fair chance it will be a very important factor in food production in this country?

Mr. Evelyn Walkden

Is that statement intended to be related to the egg collecting scheme, so that poultry will reach the proper channels and, eventually, the retailers?

Mr. Hudson

I do not think that that arises on this Question.

Mr. Walkden

It is in the scheme.