HC Deb 12 March 1895 vol 31 cc885-6
MR. E. H. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the clerks of the Metropolitan Police Courts have been directed by the Home Office to pay penalties recovered under the Margarine Act, 1887, into the account of the Receiver Metropolitan Police?


The answer is in the affirmative. I am advised that the effect of the law is that such penalties should go to the Receiver except in so far as the convicting magistrate does not expressly order them to be paid towards the informers' expenses under Section 11 of the Act 50 & 51 Vic., c. 29 (the Margarine Act).