HC Deb 20 February 1951 vol 484 c1034
5. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Labour what was the cost to his Department of the prosecution and appeal concerning the non-compliance by the Florida restaurant with the Catering Wages Act.

Mr. Lee

The cost to the Department depends on what costs the Department recovers. The divisional court awarded the Department the costs of the appeal, and the costs in the magistrate's court are sub judice.

Sir W. Smithers

Is not the Minister aware that this continued interference in our private affairs is impeding recovery and is evidence that we are going step by step down the totalitarian road? Thank God we have got courageous and independent judges.