HC Deb 23 May 1949 vol 465 cc863-4
14. Mr. Niall Macpherson

asked the Minister of Food how many prosecutions he has caused to be instituted against inhabitants of Britain for obtaining canned fruit from the Republic of Ireland; how many of these were successful; and how many prosecutions are pending.

Mr. Strachey

There have been nine prosecutions of which eight were successful and 15 prosecutions are pending.

Mr. Macpherson

Is the right hon. Gentleman doing his best to see that publicity is given to these prosecutions so that in future people shall not unwittingly commit offences? Secondly, is there any means of bringing to book the real culprits, who are the sellers in Southern Ireland, as soon as they set foot in this country?