HC Deb 01 July 1963 vol 680 cc11-2W
73. Mr. Hector Hughes

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he received the letter of Aberdeen Trades Council protesting against his withdrawal from the market of the eggs which were formerly sold as seconds, thereby depriving the public of this basic food; and what reply he has sent.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

My right hon. Friend received this letter, which was addressed to the hon. and learned Member, on 20th June. He has now replied to the hon. and learned Member pointing out that the proposal referred to, which I understand has not yet been implemented, was not made by him but by the British Egg Marketing Board.