§ 89. Mr. Bossom
asked the Minister of Food what action he proposes to take to prevent either private traders or other bodies from paying egg producers by some means, such as dividends and bonuses, a higher rate than he prescribes.
§ Dr. Summerskill
The hon. Member is, I presume, referring to dividends and bonuses paid to producers as stockholders in egg packing companies. These payments as a distribution of profits are not part of the price paid for eggs and I can, therefore, see no reasons for preventing them.