HC Deb 02 March 1964 vol 690 cc143-4W
47. Mr. Prior

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proportion of the nation's egg output is now concentrated in units of over 2,000 birds; and what communications he has received from the Egg Marketing Board on the question of large-scale industrial production.

Mr. Scott-Hopkins

This precise information is not available, but in June, 1963, approximately 27 per cent. of laying birds on agricultural holdings in England and Wales were in flocks of 2,500 bird; or more. My right hon. Friend has received no communication about large-scale production from the British Egg Marketing Board.