Theft of Goods, Clapton.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Food Supplies. – in the House of Commons on 4th March 1942.

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Major Lloyd George:

These eggs were in the possession of a wholesaler to whom they had been sold in normal course by the Ministry and were taken to Clapton to distribute to consumers through the retailers supplied by the wholesaler. Pending distribution I understand the eggs were stored for a short time in a locked garage and that the lorry was immobilised. The thieves apparently came prepared with spare parts and broke open the garage. The Ministry has sold a further supply of eggs to the wholesaler in replacement and no consumer will go short of eggs as a result of the theft.