HC Deb 24 April 1975 vol 890 cc370-1W
10. Mr. Watkinson

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a further statement on the importation of eggs from the Continent.

Mr. Bishop

Imports in March are estimated to have been about 85,000 boxes or between 2 and 3 per cent. of total supplies. The market has firmed considerably in recent weeks. Feed prices are falling, so that the overall position of egg producers has greatly improved. We are in close touch with the industry and will continue to watch the position carefully.