National Mark Eggs.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 16th July 1931.

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Photo of Miss Edith Picton-Turbervill Miss Edith Picton-Turbervill , The Wrekin

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether there was an increase in the sale of National Mark eggs in 1930 as compared with 1929; and, if so, in what parts of the country the increase mainly occurred?

Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

The Ministry has not the figures showing the output of National Mark eggs for the whole of the year 1929, but figures for the period August to December, 1929 and 1930 respectively, show that there was an increase of 16½ millions in the output of National Mark eggs in the latter period, being 42 per cent. greater than in the corresponding period of 1929. The increase of the output of National Mark eggs was most marked in the Eastern Counties (Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex) and in Cornwall, Dorset, Wilts, Sussex, Lancashire, and West Shropshire.

Photo of Miss Edith Picton-Turbervill Miss Edith Picton-Turbervill , The Wrekin

Can the hon. Member tell me whether there has been any increase in Shropshire?

Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

I am afraid I could not.