HC Deb 16 March 1943 vol 387 c1058W
Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the President of the Board of Trade the number of persons prosecuted by his Department up to date for violations of regulations; and how many of these were employers and servants, respectively?

Mr. Dalton

There have been 1,287 prosecutions instituted by the Board of Trade for contravention of the Defence Regulations in respect of breaches of Orders now admininstered by the Board. The information asked for in the second part of the Question is not readily available and I regret that I could not justify the expenditure of labour and time which would be involved in obtaining it.