HC Deb 13 November 1958 vol 595 c547
19. Mr. Iremonger

asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress he has made with his inquiries into the activities of advertisers of breeding chinchillas for sale, with special reference to fur-grading methods and the state of the market.

Sir D. Eccles

The advertisements have been examined by my Department and I can see nothing in them which calls for action by me. It is for the trade to settle methods of grading furs and for those wishing to enter this business to assess the state of the market.

Mr. Iremonger

I thank my right hon. Friend for that reply, but is he aware that it will give a great deal of disappointment to all those who are aware that the small savings of a great many people in this country are being jeopardised by something which is generally recognised as the backwash of a racket which was exposed in America a few years ago? Further, may I give notice that, in view of the unsatisfactory nature of the reply, I shall seek an early opportunity to raise the matter on the Adjournment?

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