Egg Supplies.

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army. – in the House of Commons am ar 31 Gorffennaf 1935.

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Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Gilbert Acland-Troyte Lieut-Colonel Sir Gilbert Acland-Troyte , Tiverton

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asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that troops quartered at Bulford camp are supplied with eggs imported from Denmark and Finland; and whether he will take steps to ensure that home-produced eggs only are supplied to the troops in future?

Photo of Sir Douglas Hacking Sir Douglas Hacking , Chorley

Eggs do not form part of the soldier's ration. The eggs on sale to the troops in the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes at Bulford and elsewhere are home, Empire and foreign, and I cannot prevent the troops and their families from buying foreign eggs if they wish to do so.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Gilbert Acland-Troyte Lieut-Colonel Sir Gilbert Acland-Troyte , Tiverton

Will the War Office encourage the Institutes to supply English eggs only, and not supply foreign eggs?

Photo of Sir Douglas Hacking Sir Douglas Hacking , Chorley

We give every encouragement possible for home eggs to be sold.

Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

Will the right hon. Gentleman see that no steps are taken to interfere with the liberty of the soldier to buy whatever eggs he cares to buy?

Photo of Sir Douglas Hacking Sir Douglas Hacking , Chorley

That is true. If the canteen did not stock foreign eggs, the only effect would be that the families would go outside to purchase their supplies of such eggs. We cannot prevent them from purchasing foreign eggs if they so desire.

Photo of Mr George Griffiths Mr George Griffiths , Hemsworth

Cannot the War Office help the farmers by giving the soldiers eggs for breakfast?