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Christmas Allowances

Volume 480: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Food whether, in making his statement about food bonuses for Christmas, he will take into account the need of housewives for extra eggs, or egg powder, for use for Christmas puddings and cakes.

I should very much like to be able to do this, but I am afraid it is not possible.

While recognising that it is not perhaps possible to have the tinned eggs, is it not possible to have a distribution to housewives of the egg powder used by confectioners and bakers?

That is an interesting question, and we have looked into it. I am afraid that the powder would be of such poor quality and would cause so many Questions in the House that we dare not face it.