HC Deb 31 March 1908 vol 187 c324
MR. HUNT (Shropshire, Ludlow)

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury why Mr. A. H. Wainwright, clothier, Knighton, was allowed to sell by auction the surplus provisions which were over from an entertainment at the Assembly Rooms at Knighton on 10th January last, seeing that he had not an auctioneer's licence; and why the Excise officer took no notice of the matter.


The matter was not brought to the knowledge of the Excise officer until a month after its occurrence, and in view of the trivial and isolated character of the offence it was decided to overlook it.


Does not an auctioneer have to take out a £10 licence?


That is so.