§ Sir P. Hurd
asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps he proposes to take to meet the wishes of egg producers, as expressed by the national producers organisations, for reform in the marking and sale of eggs and for the adequate regulation of imported eggs in shell and in liquid form?
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
The suggestions put forward by producers' organisations on the subject of the marking and sale of eggs are receiving careful attention. The main proposal regarding the sale of eggs is that it should be made compulsory for eggs to be sold either by bulk weight or by grade designation. This is a matter on which, I understand, the National Farmers' Union are at present ascertaining the views of their county branches, which will no doubt be communicated to my right hon. Friend in due course. As regards the other points raised in the question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answers given on the 9th and the 16th February by my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade and myself, of which I am sending him copies.