§ Sir W. de FRECE
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether there are any counties which are not taking part in the egg-grading scheme; and, if so, for what reason?
The answer is in the affirmative. The counties from which, as yet, no applications have been re-576W ceived for registration under the scheme are as follow:—
I am unable to give any special reason in each case. The hon. Member will, of course, appreciate that county boundaries may have little or no significance in regard to marketing organisation and, in some instances, packing stations already registered under the scheme may be drawing supplies in part from the counties mentioned. I may add that applications continue to be received.