§ 80. Mr. MARRIOTT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether an order relative to food control (No. 1,305) was made by the Board of Trade on the 16th August, 1921; whether two of the principal clauses of that Order were revoked by the Board on the 14th December, 1921, and two other clauses amended; whether any question has been raised relative to the legality of such Orders; whether the opinion of the Law Officers has been obtained relative to such legality; and, if not, whether he will suspend the operation of the revised Order pending the obtaining of such an opinion?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The answers to the first and second parts of the question are in the affirmative. I am not satisfied that there is any substantial ground for questioning the legality of the Order and see no reason for acting on the suggestion contained in the last part of the question.
§ 81. Mr. MARRIOTT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether in any and, if any, how many cases proceedings have been taken under the Sale of Food Order, 1921, dated 10th August, 1921 (No. 1,305); and whether any and, if any, how many convictions have been obtained?
§ Mr. BALDWIN
The enforcement of the Sale of Food Order, 1921, is in the hands of local authorities, and no statistics are available as to the number of cases in which proceedings have been taken?