HC Deb 04 October 1939 vol 351 cc1971-2W
Mr. Granville

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware of the constant drop in English egg prices during July last, a period when they usually rise, the prices on 26th June being 15s., 3rd July 14s. 9d., 10th July 14s. 6d., 17th July 14s. 5d., 24th July 13s. 8d., 1st August 13s., for 120 standard eggs; and whether, to assist the egg market, he will consider arrangements for greater use of English eggs in military and Territorial camps in future?

Mr. Hore-Belisha:

As I have previously explained in answer to questions, eggs are purchased by units from a cash allowance, and it is not proposed to interfere with their discretion as to the kind of eggs they buy. Information as to the current local prices of home-produced and imported eggs is available at the messing stores in all barrack and camp institutes.