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Member (Sentence)

Volume 443: debated on Thursday 30 October 1947

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I have to inform the House that I have received the following letter from the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand, London, W.C., dated 30th October, 1947:

"DEAR MR. SPEAKER,

I have to inform you that Mr. David Weitzman, a member of the House of Commons, was tried at the Central Criminal Court before me on an indictment charging him and others with conspiring to contravene orders made by the President of the Board of Trade (by virtue of powers conferred upon him by Regulation 55 of the Defence (General) Regulations, 1939), for the control and limitation of the manufacture and supply of toilet preparations, by causing a Company called the Newington Supply Co., Ltd., to supply goods in excess of any that they were lawfully entitled to supply.
Yesterday evening, after a trial lasting 25 days, the jury found him and some of the others guilty, and I sentenced him to imprisonment for 12 months and a fine of £500

Yours faithfully,

A. T. DENNING.

The Right Honourable
The Speaker of the House of Commons."