§ 21. Mr. Thorne
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can give any information with regard to the 30,000 used coupons that were missed; if he has considered the statement made by Detective-Sergeant Taylor at the Old Street Police Court; and what action was taken in the matter.
§ Mr. Dalton
I presume that my hon. Friend is referring to the charge against George Hurst at Old Street Police Court. This man was charged with making a statement which he knew to be false, in furnishing information under the Consumer Rationing Order. The case is still sub judice and I cannot, therefore, make any further statement at present.