§ 18. Sir A. Hurd
asked the President of the Board of Trade how the current supplies and prices of Polish eggs compare with those of a year ago; and if he is still satisfied that there is insufficient evidence to justify an anti-dumping duty on Polish eggs.
§ Mr. Erroll
Imports of shell eggs from Poland have continued to be much lower than in the corresponding period last year. The figures below are from trade sources of weekly imports in the five-week period ending 5th May, 1962, and in the corresponding period last year, together with the comparable prices. The latest Trade Returns relate only to March. I am still considering the anti-dumping applications submitted by the British Egg Marketing Board with the support of the National Farmers' Union.
Following is the information:
IMPORTS OF SHELL EGGS FROM POLAND 1961 Week ending 8th April 56,000 boxes Week ending 15th April 59,000 boxes Week ending 22nd April 44,000 boxes Week ending 29th April 30,000 boxes Week ending 6th May 30,000 boxes TOTAL 219,000 boxes
1962 Week ending 7th April 6,000 boxes Week ending 14th April 4,000 boxes Week ending 21st April 9,000 boxes Week ending 28th April 18,000 boxes Week ending 5th May 22,000 boxes TOTAL 59,000 boxes (1 box=30 dozen) (Source: The British Egg Marketing Board)
PRICES OF IMPORTED POLISH SHELL EGGS Prices per great hundred (1 great hundred=10 dozen) Weight (lbs. per great hundred) 8th May, 1961 7th May, 1962 17¾ 24s. 6d. 20s. 0d. 16½ 22s. 0d. 18s. 0d. 15¼ 20s. 0d. 16s. 6d. 14 17s. 0d. 15s. 6d. 12½ 16s. 0d. 14s. 6d. (Source: London Egg Exchange Official Weekly Report)