HC Deb 08 December 1926 vol 200 cc2112-3
71. Colonel WOODCOCK

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that an organised body of American share-pushers is making preparations to enter this country via Canadian ports with the object of canvassing the British public for the sale of worthless shares, and whether he will take steps to prevent these persons from landing in this country?


If my hon. and gallant Friend has any special information on this subject I shall be glad to have it. The Secretary of State is always anxious to use to the utmost the powers which the Aliens Order gives for the protection of the country in this matter.


Is my hon. and gallant Friend aware that these aliens are making a special effort to push shares in this country prior to the legislation contemplated in connection with the Companies Act?


May I ask whether this is a case of foreign competition against home competition?


May I ask you, Mr. Speaker, if you cannot represent to the House the undesirability of introducing ugly American slang terms into questions on the Paper?


I often think that many Members might do better in the choice of their English.