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Eggs Authority

Volume 929: debated on Monday 4 April 1977

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will conduct a departmental inquiry into the rôle and function of the Eggs Authority with a view to bringing forward amending legislation to provide a new statutory body for eggs.

The EEC Commission is currently considering the contribution which a European inter-professional body might make to the eggs and poultry sector of the Community. Until the Commission comes forward with its proposals it would be premature to consider possible changes in the present rôle and functions of the Eggs Authority.