§ 83. Mr. Swingler
asked the Minister of Supply why he is continuing to institute prosecutions under the Iron and Steel Prices Order when it has been held, in the case of the Defiant Cycle Company versus Newell, that his Department was not exempt from printing the deposited schedules as required by Section 2 (1) of the Statutory Instruments Act, 1946, and had failed to prove that reasonable steps had been taken to bring them to the notice of the public.
§ Mr. Low
In the Defiant Cycle case the Divisional Court did not decide that the Iron and Steel Prices Order of 1951 was invalid. They did decide that no certificate had been issued exempting the deposited schedules from printing under the Statutory Instruments Act. 1946. The 51W Ministry of Supply, having assumed that there was a certificate, had given no evidence before the justices in that case that reasonable steps had been taken to bring the deposited schedules to the notice of the public. In future cases where this point arises such evidence will be given.