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Currency Offences (Prosecutions)

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 17 July 1947

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many individual cases foreign currency was provided in 1946, distinguishing between pleasure and business purposes; and how many convictions have since been obtained for irregular currency transactions.

About 295,000 noncommercial and 49,000 commercial cases in 1946. Thirty-six convictions have been obtained so far in 1947.


asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the number of persons convicted during the 12 months ended 30th June, 1947, for currency offences committed while abroad; the total amount involved; the number sentenced to imprisonment; and the aggregate fines imposed.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 3rd July to my hon. Friend the member for Upton (Mr. A. Lewis). There were no prosecutions for these offences in the last six months of 1946.