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Eggs (Marketing)

Volume 524: debated on Monday 1 March 1954

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will make a statement on the Government's proposals regarding the marketing of eggs.

The Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
(Mr. G. R. H. Nugent)

I cannot add to the reply given on the 25th February to Questions by my hon. Friend the Member for Newbury (Mr. Hurd) and the hon. and gallant Member for Brixton (Lieut.-Colonel Lipton).

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that neither farmers nor housewives can tolerate any longer the floundering and hopeless muddle of the Government, and that really it is high time the Government produced some scheme for the marketing of eggs which satisfies either farmers or housewives?

Can my hon. Friend draw the attention of hon. Members opposite to the fact that we have finished Questions and that that shows a deep contentment with the Government's handling of this problem?

In view of the inability of the Government to reply, I beg to give notice (that I shall endeavour to raise this very important matter again.