§ 63. Mr. Thorne
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can give any information in connection with the charge made against Laurence Gray, of 111, Cambridge Avenue, Gidea Park, Essex, for unlawfully obtaining rationed meat for household consumption without authority of the Minister of Food; and whether he intends to take stronger preventive action in future?
The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food (Major Lloyd George)
Laurence Cray, whose business is the sale of horse flesh for human consumption, was detected in possession of a considerable quantity of beef in sacks. He was convicted of obtaining rationed meat unlawfully at Stratford and sentenced to three months' imprisonment and fined £100. In reply to the last part of' my hon. Friend's Question, I see no reason for taking any further action in connection with this case.
§ 64. Mr. Thorne
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can give any information in connection with the case of Stanley James Eaton, who was charged at the East Ham Police Court, on Thursday, 2nd October, with having five quarters and five hindquarters of beef unfit for human consumption and for trying to sell it to the general public; and what action he intends taking to prevent such offences in future?
Major Lloyd George
The time available since my hon. Friend put down his Question has not been sufficient to enable me to make the necessary inquiries. I will communicate with my hon. Friend when I have received a report.