§ Mr. FLEMING
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether there have been any prosecutions for profiteering in retail food prices or for selling foodstuffs underweight, respectively?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
Retail food prices are not subject to statutory control and the question of prosecutions in regard to such prices does not therefore arise. As regards the second part of the question, 609 prosecutions under the Sale of Food310W (Weights and Measures) Act, 1926, were reported to the Board of Trade in the Annual Reports for 1934 of the Inspectors of the Local Authorities who administer the Act. Some of these prosecutions related to offences other than short weight.