Eggs (Imports).

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 9th April 1923.

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Photo of Mr John Simpson Mr John Simpson , Taunton

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asked the Minister of Agriculture the quantities of eggs imported, not in shell, during the years 1920, 1921, and 1922?

Photo of Mr Robert Sanders Mr Robert Sanders , Bridgwater

As the reply is in the form of a statistical statement, I propose, with the permission of the hon. Member, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the statement:

QUANTITY OF EGGS, NOT IN SHELL, IMPORTED INTO THE UNITED KINGDOM DURING THE YEARS 1920, 1921, AND 1922.
Description.1920.1921.1922.
Eggs not in shell:cwts.cwts.cwts.
Liquid and yolk442,715454,108424,005
Albumen54,95935,34137,835
Dried36,62829,97010,645
Total534,302519,419472,485

Mr. SIMPSON further:

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether eggs are imported, unshelled, in tins from China and elsewhere; how these eggs are preserved; and for what purposes they are used in Great Britain?

Photo of Mr Neville Chamberlain Mr Neville Chamberlain , Birmingham, Ladywood

I understand that dried and frozen eggs without shells and containing no preservative are imported into this country, and, in addition, liquid egg yolk preserved with boric acid. Dried eggs are sold to the public, but frozen and liquid eggs are mostly used in the confectionery trade.

Photo of Mr John Simpson Mr John Simpson , Taunton

Can the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that they are hens' eggs?

Photo of Captain Reginald Terrell Captain Reginald Terrell , Henley

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that eggs can be produced in this country if the Minister of Agriculture will only take steps