§ Sir R. GOWER
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has received the Report of the Egg and Poultry Re-organisation Commission for Great Britain; whether he will give favourable consideration to the recommendations therein contained for an increase of 6d. a long hundred in the tariff of foreign eggs imported into Britain, a new duty of 6d. a long hundred on Empire eggs, and the granting of financial assistance to the home egg industry; and when he anticipates being able to announce his decision on the matter?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
The Report of the Egg and Poultry Re-organisation Commission for Great Britain has now been published. The Commission's recommendations, in so far as they are addressed to the Government, will be carefully considered. I cannot at present give an indication as to the probable date of an announcement of policy on the issues involved.