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Furniture Auctions (Price Control)

Volume 439: debated on Monday 23 June 1947

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asked the President of the Board of Trade why purchasers at auction sales of furniture are required to fill in forms giving their names, addresses and national registration identity card numbers.

These provisions are now being reviewed. I propose to drop the requirement that purchasers must produce their identity documents, but I think it will still be necessary to ask purchasers to furnish their names and addresses, where the sale price of a lot of furniture exceeds £1, in order to assist in the enforcement of price control.