HC Deb 12 March 1928 vol 214 cc1674-5
Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

I beg to move, in page 1, to leave out from the word "pounds," in line 23, to the end of the Clause.

The short reason of this Amendment is that the Home Secretary himself realises that such a sentence is unsuitable.


I am prepared to accept this Amendment because neither in the Act of 1880 nor in the Act of 1894 is there any penalty of imprisonment. It is, therefore, reasonable that there should not be a new penalty of that kind.


What happens in the case of a person unable to pay the fine?


This Bill, as I think the hon. Member will realise, is aimed at the retail and wholesale trades, and I have no reason to suppose they will not be able to pay the fine.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.