HC Deb 28 January 1947 vol 432 cc145-6W
68. Mr. J. Lewis

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury why goods seized by the Customs which, owing to the operation of the Goods and Services (Price Control) Acts, 1939 and 1941, cannot be offered to the highest bidders and thus cannot be sold by public auction and only by tender, are only sold in the locality in which the seizure was effected.

Mr. Glenvil Hall

It is usually more advantageous to sell locally, but the goods are sent for sale in London if it seems likely that this will be more profitable.