§ MR. GEORGE WHITELEY (Stockport)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to a decision of the magistrates in a case at Brentford, heard upon 20th January, 1898, where a grocer named Charles Hopgood, holding an off-licence for the sale of beer, etc., was fined £5 and costs, and in addition had his licence endorsed, for selling yellow crystal as Demerara sugar; and whether there is any precedent for such a procedure as the endorsement of an off-licence for an offence under the Sale of Food and Drugs Act?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
I am informed that on consideration the magistrates cancelled that part of their decision which ordered the licence to be endorsed. I am not aware of any precedent.