HC Deb 18 May 1934 vol 289 cc2049-50W

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been called to the greatly increased bounties on the export of eggs and dead poultry to be paid by the Irish Free State Government; and what steps he is taking to protect the position of British poultry-keepers, who are already suffering great financial losses?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. With regard to the second part, no increase in imports of eggs from the Free State is anticipated over last year's figures, as the Free State Government have already given an assurance of their co-operation in the emergency proposals recently made to exporting countries that they should endeavour to limit their shipments of eggs to the United Kingdom in the six months to 14th September next to quantities not exceeding those exported to this market in the corresponding period last year. The effect of the increased bounties on exports of dead poultry to this country will be closely watched.