HC Deb 30 May 1927 vol 207 cc31-2W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that eggs to the annual value of about £10,000,000 are imported into this country from foreign countries; and whether he will consider the advisability of advancing loans to farmers in this country in order to enable them to start poultry farming on a sufficiently large scale to make it pay?


The answer to the first part is in the affirmative. I am not aware that there is any demand for loans for this purpose from men possessing the requisite experience, business capacity and technical skill, and I am advised that with these personal qualifications poultry farming, even on a moderate scale, can be made to pay.