HC Deb 09 December 1953 vol 521 c230W
26. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Food how the prices paid to producers by the egg packing stations, from April to November this year, have compared with those paid last year; and what reduction there has been in distributive margins consequent on the larger total supplies of eggs handled by wholesalers and retailers.

Major Lloyd George

The average price paid to producers by egg packing stations from April to November of this year is 4s. 4¼d. per dozen. This compares with 4s. 5d. a dozen for the corresponding period in 1952. Since eggs were decontrolled distributive margins have been entirely a matter for the trade.

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