HC Deb 11 October 1976 vol 917 c3W
34. Mr. John Hunt

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if he will take steps to protect tourists and other visitors to London from overcharging by stallholders selling canned drinks, ice cream and other goods.

Mr. John Fraser

Too many street traders seem to take advantage of tourists in this way. Most of them are unlicensed. As they are already operating outside the law they would be unlikely to be influenced by further legislation. I think magistrates could help by imposing appropriate penalties when these people are caught.

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