§ Mr. Thorne
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he has considered the magistrates' decision at Hove, Sussex, on Friday, 14th February last, in connection with the 10 summonses taken out by the Hove food controller; who will pay the costs awarded by the magistrates against the food controller, and what action he intends taking in the matter?
Major Lloyd George
pursuant to his reply [OFFICIAL REPORT, 19th February, 1941; Col. 164, Vol. 369] supplied the following statement:
The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative. The cost will be borne by the Ministry of Food. Application is being made on fresh informations for the issue of new summonses in respect of the same alleged offences.