HC Deb 11 March 1942 vol 378 cc1063-4
58. Sir J. Lucas

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Peter Elstob, convicted for selling poultry food consisting of 100 per cent. sawdust, whose prison sentence was remitted at Aylesbury Quarter Sessions and a fine of £20 substituted; and will steps be taken in future, by withholding licences or otherwise, to prevent any repetition of such illegalities?

Major Lloyd George

I am aware of this case, in which both partners of the firm concerned were sentenced to two months' hard labour. The sentence to imprisonment of Elstob only has been remitted and the maximum fine of £20 substituted: the other sentence stands. The firm is not licensed to sell feeding-stuffs, trade in which is prohibited except under licence.