HC Deb 01 August 1952 vol 504 cc202-3W
Mr. F. Willey

asked the Minister of Food what factors have caused the reduction in the number of eggs allocated this year compared with last year notwithstanding the much better weather this year.

Major Lloyd George

The reduction is by about three eggs. The hon. Member will recall that last year, when his party was in office, about three allocations were found in May and June by selling eggs which had been oil dipped and put into cold store for winter use. We now hold in store roughly the same quantity of eggs and shall use them to increase next winter's allocations.

Mr. Janner

asked the Minister of Food if he has any further statement to make with reference to the steps which are being taken to stop the black market in the distribution of the supply of eggs.

Major Lloyd George

Not for the time being.