HC Deb 10 December 1956 vol 562 cc6-7W
Captain Kerby

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, now that he has approved, in principle, in the proposed British Egg Marketing Scheme, the sale of unstamped eggs in shops, he will withdraw forthwith the prohibition of such sales as contained in Article 3 of the Eggs Order, 1953.

Mr. Amory

No. The Scheme provides for the sale of unmarked eggs by producers direct to consumers but gives a Board the right to require registered producers to stamp with an identification mark eggs sold to retail shops. In the circumstances it would not be appropriate to amend the Eggs Order in the sense suggested.