HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c114W
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.

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