HC Deb 17 November 1937 vol 329 cc404-5W
Mr. Edwards

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he has considered the information sent to him regarding the form of trading known as snowball trading, whereby purchasers are given goods to the value of several times the amount paid; and if he will, for the guidance and reassurance of the public, indicate what action he proposes to take to prevent innocent people being defrauded by this means?

Captain Wallace

It appears from the newspaper report which the hon. Member has sent to my right hon. Friend that organisations representing traders affected are at present actively investigating this matter. My right hon. Friend will certainly consider any representations that they may decide to make to him as a result of this inquiry.