§ 48. Lord Willoughby de Eresby
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will consider introducing at an earlier date than usual the winter price for eggs so as to off-set, in some measure, the burden falling upon egg-producers through the recent sharp rise in the cost of poultry feed.
Mr. T. Williams
I would refer the noble Lord to the answer I gave on 11th April last to the hon. Member for Evesham (Mr. De la Bère) in which I pointed out that when the price for eggs for the year 1949–50 was fixed full account was taken of all relevant factors, including recent increases in the prices of feedingstuffs.
§ Lord Willoughby de Eresby
Could the right hon. Gentleman give any indication when the winter price will, in fact, come into force?
I am afraid it will be doubtful wisdom to do so, because people would only hold back the eggs until the higher prices come along.