§ Mr. Goldie
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether, 47W with a view to the suppression of the offence commonly known as black marketing, he will cause the existing regulations to be amended so that courts of competent jurisdiction may impose a sentence of imprisonment, with or without hard labour, in substitution for, or in addition to a fine upon an individual, or in the case of a limited company upon the responsible officials, where such individual or company has been found guilty of a second or subsequent offence against the said regulations?
Major Lloyd George
Under the Defence (General) Regulations, 1939, a person may, on summary conviction, be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 3 months or to pay a fine or to both imprisonment and fine. On conviction on indictment a person may be sentenced to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 2 years or to pay a fine or to both imprisonment and fine. Where a limited company is convicted, every person who at the time of the commission of the offence was a director or officer of the company is deemed to be guilty of the offence unless he proves that it was com-
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