§ Sir A. Baillie
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether the poultry special committee of the National Farmers' Union was consulted on the new regulations affecting the sale of eggs; and whether he will investigate the position of the small poultry-keepers under these regulations?
§ Mr. Boothby
I presume my hon. Friend refers to the Home Produced Eggs (Maximum Prices) (No. 3) Order, of 29th August, 1940. The provisions of this Order were drawn up in consultation with the Home-Produced Egg Trade Advisory Committee of which the Chairman of the Poultry Sub-Committee of the National Farmers' Union is a member. If my hon. Friend will be good enough to give me details of any points which he has in mind in regard to the effect of this Order on small poultry keepers, I shall be happy to look into them.