CROWN v. WILTS UNITED DAIRIES, LTD.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Aliens. – in the House of Commons on 9th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

In the case to which my hon. Friend refers, the decision of the Court of first instance was to the effect that the Crown is entitled to recover certain moneys claimed to be due from the Wilts United Dairies, Limited, in respect of charges made by the Ministry of Food on licences to export milk from one area to another. This decision has been reversed by the Court of Appeal, and an appeal to the House of Lords has been lodged. If Judgment be given by the House of Lords against the Crown, the Government will bring in a Bill to legalise their procedure in cases of this nature during the period of control.