§ Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that a number of householders have been robbed by confidence tricksters organising false subscriptions for magazines; to what extent Scotland Yard have made investigations; and whether he will make a statement on the inquiries carried out by Detective-Superintendent S. Newman and others in connection with this matter.
§ Mr. Woodhouse
A number of complaints about the activities of salesmen 117W for magazine subscriptions have been received. I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that these are being investigated but that the necessary inquiries are inevitably complex and are likely to take some time to complete.