HC Deb 18 February 1929 vol 225 c800W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether it is proposed to establish an egg-grading station in the Midlands; and, if so, where?


There are already a number of egg-packing stations in the Midlands that are working the egg marketing scheme, including stations at Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire), Market Drayton (Shropshire), Coventry and Henley-in-Arden (Warwickshire), Per-shore, Staunton Cross and Tenbury Wells (Worcestershire). If my hon. Friend has in mind the possibility of a demonstration station, I may say that I see no necessity for any additional centres for the continuous demonstration of packing station routine and management, as a whole. I have, however, arranged to lend grading plant and ancillary equipment to the stations at Melton Mowbray and Pershore in order that a new principle of mechanical grading by weight may be demonstrated under commercial conditions for the information of all concerned.