Eggs (Importation from China).

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 26th March 1923.

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Photo of Mr John Simpson Mr John Simpson , Taunton

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asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of long hundreds of eggs imported from China during the years 1913, 1921, and 1922, respectively?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

The numbers of great hundreds of eggs imported into the United Kingdom from China were: in 1913, 2,500; in 1921, 468,000; and in 1922, 1,057,000.

Photo of Mr John Simpson Mr John Simpson , Taunton

Does this include eggs not in shells, as well as eggs in shells?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

It is eggs in shells.

Photo of Mr Harry Becker Mr Harry Becker , Richmond (Surrey)

What is a "long" hundred, and what is the difference between a "long" hundred and a "short" hundred?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

A "long" hundred is 120.