HC Deb 06 November 1940 vol 365 c1335
54. Rear-Admiral Beamish

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he has had his attention drawn to the recent prosecution of Scottish firms in the egg trade when Max Schonbach, Benjamin Brazil, James McGreed, and others were fined for contravening the Eggs (Maximum Price) Order; and will he state the names of the Irish firms who were partners in the offences and whether they will be prosecuted?

Major Lloyd George

My noble Friend is not prepared to disclose the names of firms which may be implicated in future proceedings, but I can assure my hon. and gallant Friend that investigations into the dealings of certain, firms in regard to eggs are proceeding, and that prosecutions will be instituted in appropriate cases.

Rear-Admiral Beamish

Does my hon. and gallant Friend realise that the trivial fines that have been inflicted upon these people for fraud upon the public are not likely to act as a deterrent to these rugged and hardy clansmen?

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