HC Deb 06 July 1949 vol 466 c2144
53. Mr. Piratin

asked the Minister of of Food what proportion of eggs is allocated to the ordinary consumer; what proportion to restaurants, hotels and other eating places; and if he will give an estimate of the monthly increase per person which would result if the latter proportion were completely allocated in favour of the ordinary consumer.

Mr. Strachey

Since 27th March, when shell eggs were again issued to catering establishments, 5 per cent. of our supplies have gone to them, 93 per cent. to the ordinary consumer, and 2 per cent. to the Services and ships' stores. The usual seasonal fall in production has now begun and the issues to catering establishments will be stopped on 16th July, except where they have residents. This will give the ordinary consumer one extra egg during the next two months.