HC Deb 28 June 1957 vol 572 cc68-70W
Mr. Dodds

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration has been given to introducing legislation to deal with mock auctions in this country in a similar way to that operating in the Isle of Man under Section 69 of the Highway Act, 1927.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Provisions requiring the registration of premises used for auctions are contained in the Brighton Corporation Act, 1954, and the Croydon Corporation, the Leeds Corporation and the Rhyl Urban District Council Acts, 1956, and it is open to the local authority of any other area where mock auctions present a problem to promote a local Bill containing similar provisions. I can hold out no prospect of the Government introducing general legislation.