HC Deb 26 May 1952 vol 501 cc96-7W
Dr. Broughton

asked the Minister of Food what quantity of liquid egg was imported from China in 1949, 1950 and 1951, respectively; and what amount is expected in 1952.

Major Lloyd George

Liquid egg from China is invariably shipped in hard frozen form. The Trade and Navigation Accounts show that the following quantities of frozen egg were imported into the United Kingdom from China in the years stated:

1949 115,406
1950 320,891
1951 101,435

No frozen egg has been imported from China this year. It is impossible to say how much may reach the United Kingdom from that country during the rest of the year.

Dr. Broughton

asked the Minister of Food how many establishments in the United Kingdom are engaged on the process of the breaking out of home-produced shell eggs and the canning and freezing of liquid egg food; and where they are situated.

Major Lloyd George

Eight, situated at the following places:

  • London (2 establishments).
  • St. Ives, Huntingdonshire.
  • Retford, Nottinghamshire.
  • Bootle.
  • Drighlington, Yorkshire.
  • Belfast.
  • Ballymena, Co. Antrim.