§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Clynes)
If such schemes comprise criminal frauds they should be reported to the police. I understand that often fraud cannot be proved. As at present advised I do not think legislation is necessary and in that connection I would call my hon. Friend's attention to the decision of the High Court in Howgate against Ralph, reported in the Press of 12th April last year, when magistrates were directed to convict as for a lottery.
§ Mr. GRAHAM WHITE
Will the right hon. Gentleman call the attention of the Food Council to this general practice of companies in relation to the sales of tea?
§ Mr. CLYNES
I am not aware that there is any such general practice, but I will pass on the information.
§ Mr. THORNE
Is the right bon. Gentleman not aware that where these bonus schemes and coupons are operating the purchasers are supplied with an inferior class of tea?