Five persons were prosecuted at Leicester on 20th February at the instance of the Ministry of Food on various charges arising out of the illegal slaughter of a large number of sheep and lambs and a few cattle. They were also prosecuted simultaneously on a number of other charges in connection with these animals at the instance of the local authorities. They were convicted on a number of charges, and sentenced as below in respect of all offences of which they were convicted:
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can give any information about Percy Dalton, charged on Saturday, 21st February, at the South-Western police court, for illegally selling two tons of sugar and half a ton of margarine to Harry Morris, a Putney greengrocer; and what was done in the matter?
Major Lloyd George:
Percy Dalton was prosecuted at the instance of the Ministry of Food at the South-Western police court on 20th February on the following charges: (1) Illegally supplying sugar by wholesale without a permit; (2) Selling sugar by wholesale in excess of the maximum price; (3) Selling margarine by wholesale without a licence. He was convicted, and fined a total of £600 and ordered to pay 45 guineas costs.