§ 9 Mr. CECIL WILSON
asked the Home Secretary whether he can state, for the period from 1st May to 1st November, the number of persons against whom proceedings have been taken by the Sheffield police for offences arising out of the coal dispute and dealt with under the common law and the Emergency Powers Act, respectively?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
Proceedings have been taken against 169 persons under the ordinary law, namely, in five cases fur offences against the person and in 164 cases for stealing coal or wood hum railways, etc. Proceedings have been taken against 56 persons under the Coal Directions Regulation, and against 23 persons under Emergency Regulations 20 or 21.
§ Mr. PALING
May I ask the home Secretary whether he intends to institute proceedings under the Emergency Regulations against, the members of the Stock Exchange who booed one of their members a few days ago?
§ Captain WEDGWOOD BENN
Is it not a fact that those who were prosecuted under the Emergency Powers Act might equally well have been prosecuted under the common law?