§ 57. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Minister of Food by what means Joseph Pace and Sarri Wicks, recently sentenced at Old Street, obtained permits to purchase large quantities of fruit and sugar.
§ Dr. Summerskill
An application by these men for materials to make wine was supported by evidence that Joseph Pace had manufactured wine before the war. He was thus entitled to a small allocation of sugar and dried fruits to resume production. Permits authorising the purchase of 166 lb. of dried fruits have been granted but no permit for sugar has been issued. No permit is required for the purchase of cherries.