§ MR. ROTHSCHILD (Buckinghamshire, Aylesbury)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Agriculture whether, in view of auctioneers having to take out a licence, there is any control on the part of the Department; and if there is any method, other than by a legal action, of getting a licence rescinded on account of malpractices or of opposing a renewal of any such licence.
§ THE FINANCIAL SECRETARY TO THE TREASURY (Mr. HANBURY,) Preston
The Board of Inland Revenue have no power to refuse to grant an auctioneer's licence when applied for or to rescind one after it has been granted. It is not necessary, as in the case of retailers of intoxicating liquors, for an auctioneer to obtain a magistrate's certificate before applying for an excise licence; and licensed auctioneers are under no control so far as that Department is concerned.