Clause 1. — (Power of Bailees to Sell Goods Accepted for Repair or Other Treatment but Not Redelivered.)

Part of Orders of the Day — Disposal of Uncollected Goods Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 27th June 1952.

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Photo of Miss Elaine Burton Miss Elaine Burton , Coventry South 12:00 am, 27th June 1952

I beg to move, in page 2, line 5, to leave out from the beginning, to "indicating," in line 10, and to insert: (a) at all premises used or appropriated by the bailee for accepting for repair or other treatment goods of the class to which the goods accepted belong, there is, at the time of the acceptance (whether or not the goods are accepted at any such premises), conspicuously displayed in the part of the premises so used or appropriated a notice. The Bill as amended in Committee requires a trader who wishes to sell goods of a particular kind under the Bill and who has premises where he accepts goods of that kind for repair or other treatment to put up a notice on those premises that he intends to take advantage of the Bill in respect of goods of that kind. This Amendment is designed to make it clear that where a trader, such as a cleaning firm, has a number of branches and more than one lot of premises where he accepts, for instance, clothes for cleaning, he must put a notice in all the premises where he accepts the clothes before he can sell any goods accepted by him.

It seemed to us that if a trader were not required to put up a notice in all his branches, and he sought to take advantage of the Bill in respect of goods accepted at one branch but not in respect of goods accepted at another branch— and both branches might be in one street —the customer might be misled to his disadvantage.