§ 61. Mr. OSWALD LEWIS
asked the Home Secretary whether he is yet in a position to make a statement as to the Government's policy with regard to the report of one of His Majesty's inspectors of constabulary, dated 1st November, 1933, which recommended that dealers in gold and silver articles should be registered in order to assist the police in the detection of crime and in the recovery of stolen property?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
As my hon. Friend is aware, to give effect to this proposal would require legislation for which there is unlikely to be opportunity at any early date. As I have already indicated I am consulting chief officers of police with a view to seeing if a scheme can be devised which would be of assistance to them without placing undue restrictions on legitimate trade.