HC Deb 23 January 1947 vol 432 cc76-7W
79. Mr. Champion

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider introducing legislation to ban or considerably restrict the door to door salesmen and hawkers, who are rapidly becoming the nuisance to housewives that they were in the pre-1939 period.

Mr. Ede

I am advised that the number of hawkers and pedlars licences now in force is much less than it was before the war and that in the Metropolitan Police District there have been no recent complaints of annoyance by such persons.