HC Deb 30 April 1969 vol 782 c226W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will introduce regulations to provide that in future Easter eggs shall be clearly marked with the net weight of chocolate and sweets, in view of the fact that many children and adults are deceived by packaging which does not give a clear indication of net edible weight; and if he will make a statement.

Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

Easter eggs are sold primarily on the basis of their decoration and packaging, not on their edible weight. It would not, therefore, be any real help to the consumer to require them to be marked with their net edible weight.