HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 cc461-2W
Lieut.-Commander Tufnell

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware that the large poultry raisers are selling pullets at a price prohibitive in the case of small poultry-keepers; whether there is any control price for such pullets; and, if not, whether he will consider introducing one?

Mr. Hudson

I have been asked to reply. The Domestic Poultry-Keepers' Council have made arrangements for accredited and approved poultry breeders to receive additional rations of feeding-stuffs for the purpose of rearing pullets for sale to domestic poultry-keepers to meet their replacement needs during the coming season. The scheme has recently been extended to allow participation by experienced rearers who have suitable facilities for rearing chicks. The Domestic Poultry-Keepers' Council discussed the proposals with representatives of the poultry breeding industry, who undertook as a condition of the scheme to recommend all their members to observe the schedule of maximum prices. These prices are:—

Weeks old. s. d.
8 10 0
10 11 6
12 13 6
16 17 0
20 21 0

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