£330 fine for false sugar returns


February 23, 1918
Fines totalling £330 were imposed at Liverpool on the British Public-House Co. Ltd., and their Managing Director, Mr. Henry Porter, while 10 tons of sugar were ordered to be confiscated, for a contravention of the Sugar Regulations under the scheme of allocation for sugar. Defendants filled in a form stating that they had 10 cwts. of sugar in the factory and 11 cwts. in the shops, but a search revealed over 14 tons. Defendants had catering arrangement for the Everton and Liverpool football grounds, and the Local Food Committee refused sugar for those grounds. The Company sent 100 lbs. weekly.
(Fife Free Press: February 23, 1918)