Clothes Coupons (Prosecutions).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 10th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can now give any information in connection with the fraud by which 158,500 coupons were obtained at post offices in six towns; whether he has considered the report about the case at the Leeds Police Court by Detective-Sergeant Tempest; and what action did he take in the matter?

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

I regret that I am not yet in a position to add to the answer given by my predecessor on 27th January to my hon. Friend.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give any information in connection with the 41,000 forged coupons charges which came before the Thames police court on Friday, 30th January, when Jack Mancher, Harry Greenberg and others were charged with forgery?

Photo of Mr John Llewellin Mr John Llewellin , Uxbridge

The prosecution to which my hon. Friend refers is being conducted by the police. The accused have been remanded, and the case is therefore still sub judice.