HC Deb 18 February 1946 vol 419 cc777-8
63. Mr. Sidney Shephard

asked the President of the Board of Trade what further action he proposes to take in the case of Messrs. Blackman and Conrad, who were prosecuted by his Department on a charge of having made an illegal profit by exceeding their permitted selling price for utility dresses, but who were found not guilty and discharged?

Sir S. Cripps

In view of the fact that these persons were acquitted, I do not propose to take any further action.

Mr. Shephard

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Order on which this prosecution was based is most difficult to comply with owing to unforeseen circumstances arising, and will he have a look at the Order with a view to amending it?

Sir S. Cripps

I will have a look at it.

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