HC Deb 12 December 1927 vol 211 cc1868-9W
Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE

asked the Minister of Agriculture Which associations and firms represented at the recent inquiry on the marking of eggs as opposing the application to have eggs marked?


The following is a list of the associations and firms separately represented at the recent Egg Inquiry other than those who gave evidence on behalf of the applicants:

  • The Scottish Egg Trade Association.
  • The Parliamentary Committee of the Co-operative Congress.
  • The London Egg Exchange, Limited.
  • The Retail Fruiterers' and Florists' Association, Limited.
  • The Federation of Grocers' Associations.
  • The London and Suburban Traders' Federation.
  • The National Federation of Retail Fruiterers, Florists and Fishmongers, Limited.
  • The London Central Markets Association.
  • The London Wholesale Poultry and Game Salesmen's Association.
  • The National Federation of Produce Merchants, Limited.
  • Messrs. Wilkinsons, Limited, Wilton Place, S.W.
  • Mr. Stephen, of Messrs. Schenkers, Limited, forwarding agents (at the request of the Standing Committee).

I may point out that one of these associations sent two witnesses, one of whom spoke generally against marking, and the other in favour of it. A good deal of the evidence also may be regarded as of an informative character rather than as definitely supporting or opposing the application. It must not, therefore, be assumed that the evidence given by the above associations and firms was directed solely against the application for the marking of imported eggs.