HC Deb 09 February 1932 vol 261 cc637-8

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he proposes to take any action with regard to the growing menace to traders of coupon free-gift trading?


asked the President of the Board of Trade what representations he has received from the various chambers of commerce petition-

pulp into this country is not available as this pulp is not separately recorded in the trade returns of the United Kingdom. I will, however, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT such information as has been recorded regarding the imports of preserved tomatoes during the past five years.

Following is the information:

ing against free-gift schemes; and whether he is prepared to introduce legislation to abolish these schemes?


I have recently received a deputation from a number of traders' organisations in support of legislation directed against this system of trading. Any action that it may be found desirable for the Board to take in regard to this matter will necessarily depend upon the progress of the Bill on this subject which is to be introduced to-day by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Wallasey (Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon).

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