HC Deb 08 February 1937 vol 320 cc57-8W
Captain Plugge

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will consider the introduction of regulations to provide that the marking of eggs as new laid shall be confined to eggs produced in Great Britain and Northern Ireland?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I do not regard my hon. and gallant Friend's suggestion as feasible. AS the Reorganisation Commission for Eggs and Poultry for England and Wales point out in their report, the expression "new laid" properly relates to freshness and not to origin. My hon. and gallant Friend will be aware that imported eggs are already distinguishable from home-produced eggs by a mark of origin on the shell.