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REGULATIONS BREACH UNAUTHORISED SALE An admission that he offered for sale pears which he purchased for his own use. was made by a fruiterer, A. Lincoln (Mr. H. Turner), who was fined £5 to-day by Mr. F. H. I Levien, 1 S.M., for a breach of the [Apple and Pear Marketing Regulations, 1942. Mr. Rosen, who prosecuted for the Internal Marketing Division, said the regulations provided for the rationing lof apples and pears, and quantities available went through authorised channels for sale to the public. .Growers were permitted to sell certain purchases to persons for their own use but not for resale. Defendant, a fruiterer at Ponsonby, told an inspector of the Department that he had purchased about two bushels .of pears for his own use but, owing to shortage of sugar, he decided to sell the fruit in his shop. When the inspector called he found about half to three-quarters of a case of pears on the premises. The particular variety of pears had not been released for sale to the public this season. ■ Mr. Turner said defendant had purchased about one bushel of pears and, as he could not obtain sugar for their preserving, he offered them for sale. Defendant had been in business for 22 years and had not been prosecuted for any breach. The magistrate referred to the fact that the maximum fine was £200 and said he found difficulty in assessing the penalty.

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FRUITERER FINED, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 182, 3 August 1945

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FRUITERER FINED Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 182, 3 August 1945

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