§ Mr. Lipton
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether, pending inquiries by the committee of investigation into consumer complaints about the British Egg Marketing Board, he will direct the Board to make second quality eggs available to the wholesale and retail trade.
§ Mr. Soames
My right hon. Friends and I do not consider that the conclusions reached by the Consumers' Committee in its recent report afford sufficient grounds for deciding that immediate action by way of a direction under Section 21 of the Agricultural Marketing Act is necessary for the purpose of preventing injury to the public interest.