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Flick-Knives

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th November 1957.

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Photo of Sir Richard Pilkington Sir Richard Pilkington , Poole 12:00 am, 28th November 1957

Can my right hon. Friend say why ordinary knives cannot be used equally effectively in these trades? Could not they be kept in sheaths, and would they not be as effective? Also, does not he agree that on other considerations these knives are very undesirable?