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Second-Hand Looms (Price)

Volume 440: debated on Tuesday 22 July 1947

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asked the Minister of Supply whether his attention has been drawn to the case at Leeds Assizes at which it was shown that nine looms, whose original price was £30 each, were finally sold for £175 each; and whether he intends to take any action to prevent such practices.

It is not considered practicable for the Government to control transactions in second-hand goods of this kind.