HC Deb 07 March 1938 vol 332 c1543W
Colonel Burton

asked the Minister of Agriculture if and when the Government propose to introduce legislation to give effect to the Poultry Commission Report?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I have nothing to add to the replies which I gave on 10th February and 14th February in answer to questions on this subject.

Mr. Boyce

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the price of standard eggs per long hundred is to-day 3s. below that of 1937; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

It is true that the price of National Mark standard eggs fell sharply in the last week of February, but for most of the current year prices have been appreciably higher than a year ago. As my hon. Friend will appreciate, prices of eggs are subject to seasonal fluctuations, the duration and extent of which are influenced by weather conditions. I propose, however, to keep the situation under review.

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