§ 68. Mr. Thorne
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can give any information in connection with the charge made against Nathan Ruda and seven other people at the Thames Police Court of selling fish at prices above the maximum; and whether any further steps are being taken to prevent this kind of offence?
§ Mr. Mabane
Nathan Ruda and eight other persons were prosecuted by my Department at the Thames Police Court for selling fish above the maximum price. The case against one defendant was withdrawn, and, as the remaining eight defendants elected to go for trial they were committed to the London Sessions. As the case is sub judice, my hon. Friend will appreciate that it would not be proper for me to make any further statement at this stage.