HC Deb 15 December 1948 vol 459 c144W
Colonel J. R. H. Hutchison

asked the Minister of Food under what circumstances and for what reasons the dismissal of the late food controller in Glasgow took place.

Mr. Strachey

I assume that the officer to whom the hon. Member refers is an assistant in the Glasgow Food Office. He was suspended from duty in connection with certain irregularities which had come to light and was charged with conspiracy by the Procurator Fiscal. I understand that he has been on bail since April last, but that his bail has just been refunded. The case is, however, stillsub judice and the question of his retention in the Ministry's service must, therefore, remain in abeyance for the time being.

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