HC Deb 29 May 1946 vol 423 cc188-9W
62. Mr. Spence

asked the Minister of Food if it was with his authority that the North-East Divisional Food Officer announced that a conference had been held between his Department and the divisional food officers to discuss the employment of agents provocateurs in securing evidence of the breakage of food regulations; when such a conference was held; who were present; and what was the decision reached.

Mr. Strachey

A conference between officers of my Headquarters and Divisional Food Officers was held on 3rd and 4th April. I am glad to say that the conference discussed measures for intensifying enforcement activities.But agent provocateur methods are not and will not be employed by my Department.

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