Clothes Coupon Prosecution.

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce. – in the House of Commons on 16th July 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 give any information in connection with the case heard at Bow Street police court against George Black who obtained 13,000 yards of material which should have been covered by 26,000 coupons; and what action did he take in the case?

Photo of Mr Charles Waterhouse Mr Charles Waterhouse , Leicester South

Paprika, Ltd., a company in which George Black is a majority shareholder, purchased 13,000 yards of rationed material without surrendering coupons. Accordingly, proceedings were instituted by the Board of Trade against the company and Mr. Black. They were each fined £2,000. Proceedings are pending against the suppliers of the material.