§ 112. Mr. Hurd
asked the Minister of Food the quantities of home-produced eggs and imported eggs covered by subsidy arrangements in April and May, and the rates of subsidy paid; and whether a term has now been set to his Department's contracts for the purchase of foreign eggs which require a subsidy.
§ Major Lloyd George
About 3.4 million boxes of home-produced eggs and about 0.5 million boxes of imported. The rate of subsidy during April and May has averaged 1s. 7½d. per dozen and 10½d. per dozen, respectively. The only contract for foreign eggs is with Denmark and this will end on 30th September next.