Major Lloyd George:
In view of the fact that the Order-in-Council which increased fines was made less than three months ago and that many of the cases which are now coming before the Courts are in respect of offences committed previous to the penalties being increased, my hon. Friend would not feel justified as yet in asking for a further amendment of the Defence Regulations in this respect. He would have no hesitation whatever in doing so should he deem it advisable. I should be interested if my hon. and gallant Friend would furnish me with the information upon which he has based the statement in the first part of his Question.