asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he will reconsider the decision to close down egg-packing station No. 469, Cheltenham, as this station is economically and efficiently run, and, of the proprietors, one is serving in the Navy and the other is giving valuable part-time service in Civil Defence?
Major Lloyd George:
As it is essential to achieve all possible economy of transport, petrol and man-power, the position of all egg-packing stations is being reviewed, and certain redundant stations, including No. 469, are being suspended. I regret I am unable to reconsider this decision. Arrangements are, however, being considered by the packers whereby redundant packers will be compensated by the surviving packers.