§ Mr. Glenvil Hall
asked the Minister of Supply whether he is aware that a body calling itself the Excelsior Philanthropic Society has recently begun the collection of saleable salvage in the Holmfirth area, West Riding, under licence from his Department; and whether, as this seriously interferes with the activities of the Holmfirth Urban District Council in the same direction, he will take immediate steps to revoke this licence?
§ Mr. Harold Macmillan
I understand that the society conducts its house to house collections in pursuance of an order made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department under the House to House Collections Act, 1939, after the circumstances had been very carefully investigated by an advisory 1851W committee; and the order in question can only be revoked by my right hon. Friend.