– in the House of Commons on 1st October 1942.
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asked the Home Secretary whether he is prepared to introduce regulations or legislation for the imposition of drastic penalties, including flogging, of persons found guilty of stealing from allotments or any other growing foodstuffs?
No, Sir. I have no evidence that the present severe penalties are inadequate.
Has the right hon. Gentleman's attention been drawn to a case recently where a person was ordered to pay a small fine for persistent robbing from allotments in a Northern town?
Will not my right hon. Friend resist this tendency to sadistic penalties?
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