HC Deb 05 July 1934 vol 291 c2057

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if his attention has been called to the case of two men who were recently fined at Portsmouth £74,709 for smuggling 4,463 lb. of tobacco; and whether, as the maximum alternative sentence is six months' imprisonment, he will take steps to strengthen the law as regards penal-

1929. 1930. 1931. 1932. 1933.
Number of cases in which prosecutions were undertaken under Section 7 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1926, for failure to keep proper books of account or in which a charge under that Section was included:
Prosecutions 19 21 16 18 14
Convictions 16 19 16 17 12
Number of prosecutions ordered for misdemeanours under the Bankruptcy Acts on reports lodged by Official Receivers. 40 46 31 40 45

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