HC Deb 10 November 1942 vol 383 cc2256-7
58. Sir Frank Sanderson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in regard to the extensive business which is being conducted at auction rooms and sales of precious stones and other articles of value which are paid for in notes, he has caused inquiries to be made among the auctioneers in London and elsewhere with a view to asking them to furnish a list of the names of those who habitually attend such auction sales and consistently purchase valuable goods for which they pay in cash?

Sir K. Wood

I am afraid I cannot see my way to adopt my hon. Friend's suggestion.

Sir F. Sanderson

Would my right hon. Friend consider applying the same restrictions to the sale in auction rooms of jewellery as are applied to furniture, so that only privately owned jewellery should be allowed to be sold, supported by legal declaration of ownership?

Sir K. Wood

I will examine that point.

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