HC Deb 20 May 1953 vol 515 c137W
57 and 58. Mr. E. Fletcher

asked the Minister of Food (1) what proportion of English and imported eggs, respectively, in cold storage are intended for future consumption as shell eggs; and what proportion he intends to break out for sale in liquid form to the baking and manufacturing trades;

(2) how many English eggs have been put into cold storage since 1st April.

Major Lloyd George

About 60 million home-produced eggs have been put into cold store; but some are not suitable for keeping in shell until next winter. I expect about 60 per cent, will be sold in shell and the remainder broken out. I also have about 7½ million imported eggs in store, all of which will be sold in shell.