§ 10. Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the Home Secretary whether his, attention has been drawn to the recent cases in the county courts against tea-bonus firms and to the remarks of the judges in some of the cases; and whether it is now intended to take public action against any of these firms?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
I am aware that county court proceedings have been taken successfully against certain firms, but so far as the cases that have occurred in the Metropolitan Police District are concerned, I am advised that criminal proceedings for fraud would not be successful.
§ Mr. MORRISON
Has the Home Secretary any power in regard to cases outside the Metropolitan Police area?