§ 13. Commander Noble
asked the Minister of Supply how many offers con stituting breaches of the Iron and Steel 9 Orders have been investigated by his price investigations office since 1st January, 1946; on how many occasions were proceedings instituted; and how many convictions were obtained.
§ Mr. G. R. Strauss
Eleven offers to sell iron and steel above controlled prices have been investigated, and it has been decided not to prosecute. Nine cases are still under investigation, and I cannot say yet whether or not proceedings will be instituted.
§ Mr. Strauss
Because it was considered that the evidence was not strong enough to obtain a conviction.