HC Deb 11 February 1953 vol 511 c32W
53. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Food if he is aware that in Newcastleupon-Tyne some customers are unable to take their ration of eggs because of the price; that other customers are being offered the surplus eggs in addition to their rations; and what action he proposes to take, both now and when egg rationing is abolished, to ensure fair distribution.

Major Lloyd George

More eggs have been available lately. With better supplies some customers do not buy all the eggs allocated to them, and retailers are then free to offer them to others. The difficulty is inherent in any allocation system, and will disappear with allocation and price control in the spring.