HC Deb 03 December 1941 vol 376 cc1135-6
57. Mr. Thorne

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can give any information in connection with the charge made at the Harrogate Police Court, on Tuesday, against William Hargraves Moore, who resides at Clevedon, Fulworth, Mill Lane, Harrogate, for hoarding 1,115 tins of various kinds of food, 127 boxes of biscuits and a great quantity of cheese, fats, sugar and cereals; and what action he intends taking about the matter?

Major Lloyd George

The case referred to by my hon. Friend was heard at Harrogate Police Court on 25th November, and the defendant was fined £30 and ordered to pay five guineas costs on a summons under the Acquisition of Food (Excessive Quantities) Order.

Mr. Thorne

In cases like this is food taken away?

Major Lloyd George

There is a provision by which food can be taken away if it is to be requisitioned, but I am not satisfied with the position, and I hope very much there will be an alteration.