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Sugar Allocation (Prosecution, London)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 22 April 1943

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asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he can give any information about how Mr. Vernon Benabo and several other people were able to obtain two tons of sugar without a licence, and what he intends doing about the matter?

By means of a conspiracy the sugar was obtained from the allocation made to a jam manufacturing firm. The persons concerned were convicted and punished at the Central Criminal Court on 18th April. The managing director of the jam manufacturing firm was sentenced to nine months' imprisonment. Benabo was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment with a fine of £500. Those who received the sugar were also dealt with at the same time.