§ 70. Mr. Thorne
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport if he can give any information in connection with the charge made against Neil Edward Kynes and Thomas Cowan, at the Lambeth police court on 18th January, with hiding under a settee coupons representing 200,000 gallons of petrol for which they expected to get about £1,200 and with stealing a rubber stamp; and what action does he intend taking about the matter.
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of War Transport (Mr. Noel-Baker)
I regret that I can make no statement about the charges against Kynes and Cowan, since the case is still sub-judice. My Ministry keep the arrangements for the security of fuel coupons under constant review, but I am sure my hon. Friend will understand that it would be contrary to the public interest to publish the details of our plans.