Hosier's Conviction (Unpaid Fine).

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 18th June 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 Isaac Isenberg, hosier, of Cutler Street, Houndsditch, who, on 9th March, was fined £7,521 for selling goods in excess of his quota, has paid the fine within the time given him to pay, which expired on Friday, 12th June?

Photo of Mr Charles Waterhouse Mr Charles Waterhouse , Leicester South

As this man had only paid £500 by 12th June, he was sentenced to three months' imprisonment in respect of the non-payment of the balance of the fine.

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

Will going to prison relieve this man of his financial obligation?

Photo of Mr Charles Waterhouse Mr Charles Waterhouse , Leicester South

I should like to have notice of that question, but I think that is the case.

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

Can the Leader of the House make a statement as to whether that is the law?