§ Mr. Thorpe
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what proposals he has for improving the meat
Million dozen hen eggs June/May years 1962–63 1963–64 1964–65 1965–66 1966–67 (Forecast) Total United Kingdom Production Eggs sold to the Board 1,092 1,146 1,219 1,165 1,189 (i) Sold in shell 609* 615* 666 627 632‡ (55.8 (53.7 (54.6 (53.8 (53.2 per cent.) per cent.) per cent.) per cent.) per cent.) (ii) Processed 50† 78† 97 57 68 (4.6 (6.8 (8.0 (4.9 (5.7 per cent.) per cent.) per cent.) per cent.) per cent.)
Notes: Figures are derived from Table E of the White Paper on the Annual Review and Determination of Guarantees 1967 (Cmnd. 3229). * Includes (prior to 1st January, 1964) an estimate for second quality eggs sold by the Board to packers and subsequently sold in shell. † Includes (prior to 1st January, 1964) an estimate for second quality eggs sold by the Board to packers and subsequently processed. ‡ Includes second quality eggs sold in shell from 21st November to 20th December, 1966.
§ Mr. John Morris
The nearest available information to that requested is as follows:
inspectorate service; and whether he is satisfied that the existing training facilities and continued local authority control ensure uniform standards all over the country.
§ Mr. John Mackie
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave on 2nd November last to my hon. Friend the Member for Bedfordshire, South (Mr. Gwilym Roberts). I am satisfied that the facilities for training meat inspectors are adequate. [Vol. 735, c.91.]