HC Deb 11 November 1952 vol 507 cc35-6W
114. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if, in view of the wave of crime and violent assault, he will introduce legislation to stop the sale to children of toy coshes, particulars of which have been sent to him.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

Any such proposal raises considerable difficulties, including the difficulty of definition and that of singling out this particular type of toy for exceptional treatment, but I am carefully examining the matter.