Clothes Coupon Prosecution

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons on 10th November 1942.

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

asked the President of the Board of Trade how the brothers Solomons obtained the 12,360 clothing coupons; the names of the people who sold the coupons; and what is to be done about the matter?

Photo of Mr Hugh Dalton Mr Hugh Dalton , Bishop Auckland

The clothing coupons in question were stolen from the offices of the Erith Food Committee by persons at present unknown. Henry and Gabriel Solomons were sentenced at the Central Criminal Court on 26th October to 18 months' hard labour for receiving the stolen coupons.