HC Deb 20 December 1934 vol 296 cc1354-5W

asked the Home Secretary whether he will make further inquiries of the Auctioneers' and Estate Agents' Institute, with a view to measures designed to ensure that, when property is being offered for sale, the auctioneer after the fall of the hammer, if the price be not related to an actual sale, should state verbally for record that the property was unsold or bought in by or on behalf of the vendors or their representatives, so that the public may not be misled as to the market value of property submitted for sale by public auction?


I will bring the question raised by my hon. Friend to the notice of the Auctioneers' and Estate Agents' Institute for their consideration.