HC Deb 07 March 1918 vol 103 cc2136-7W

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether in view of his statement that if eggs are acquired for preserving in water-glass the quantity preserved must be limited to the ordinary and proper re- quirements of the preserver's household, he will state the approximate number per head for each household that would be permitted; and whether, in view of the fact that eggs have to be preserved in this way in quantities, and that a considerable outlay is necessary, he would consider two per head per week a reasonable amount, or, say, 100 per head of household for twelve months in advance?


The number of eggs which may properly be bought and preserved in each particular case is a question for the Courts to determine, and as at present advised, I am not prepared to express any opinion on the matter.

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