HC Deb 19 June 1941 vol 372 cc839-40W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food in the case of a producer with more than 12 hens who desires to retain for household consumption some of his own eggs and must apply to the local food office for permission to do so, what average number of eggs a producer of this type is allowed to retain for the purpose of household consumption; and whether such a man is rationed with so many eggs per member of the family?

Major Lloyd George

I would refer my hon. Friend to my statement of yesterday on the egg scheme. Commercial producers will be required to sell eggs only to packing stations. There is nothing in the scheme which will prevent any producer retaining eggs for his own household consumption.