HC Deb 28 February 1929 vol 225 cc2190-1

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that within the last few weeks fresh mock-auction establishments have been opened in the centre of London, notably in Fleet Street and the Strand; that chief constables throughout the country are desirous of having further powers to check this evil, and that a representative of Scotland Yard has expressed similar views; and, seeing that there is unanimity amongst political parties and also amongst professional and commercial organisations as to the need for legislation to prohibit mock auctions and rigged sales, will he state why his Department are opposed to legislation designed to remedy this evil?


It is not possible for me, even if it were proper, within the confines of an answer to a question to express an opinion upon a legislative proposal which is under consideration in another place.