HC Deb 01 July 1937 vol 325 cc2163-4W
Mr. R. C. Morrison

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that door-to-door collections are being made in the Metropolitan area by persons claiming to have authority to collect old clothes, newspapers, etc., on behalf of hospitals; and will he instruct the police to make inquiries with a view to ascertaining to what extent, if any, the proceeds from such collections are paid to hospitals?

Sir S. Hoare

I am informed that collections of the kind referred to have come to the notice of the police, but inquiries made from time to time have not revealed any grounds for action on their part. If the hon. Member has any information which suggests that a breach of the law is being committed in any particular instance and will let me have the details, I will look into the matter.