HC Deb 01 March 1967 vol 742 cc102-3W
85. Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

asked the President of the Board of Trade why he refuses to investigate the conduct of the Consumer Discounts Company Limited which accepted a mail order for wall cupboards on 12th October, 1966 and thereafter cashed the cheque in payment, but have failed to deliver the cupboards or answer the letters of the customer or the hon. Member for York and have temporarily disconnected their telephone, when these circumstances suggest prima facie a breach of Section 165(b)(ii) of the Companies Act, 1948.

Mr. Darling

On present information I am not satisfied that the Board of Trade would be justified in appointing an inspector under Section 165(b) of the Companies Act, 1948, to investigate the affairs of the company. I am, however, having inquiries made about its activities. I will write to my hon. Friend as soon as possible.