Street Trading (Prosecutions)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Police Force – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd February 1949.

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Photo of Mr James Ede Mr James Ede , South Shields 12:00 am, 3rd February 1949

In the London County Council area, and in other parts of the Metropolitan Police District, it is an offence for a street trader to trade from a stationary position unless he is licensed to do so by the appropriate local authority. If the hon. and gallant Member has the Lambeth area particularly in mind, I understand that by far the majority of the prosecutions of street traders occurring in that area have been undertaken by the Lambeth Borough Council and not by the police.