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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 Mr Barnett Janner Mr Barnett Janner , Leicester North West 12:00 am, 28th November 1957

Why has not the Minister answered my Questions? I asked in what trades it is essential to use these knives. What kind of inquiries is he making in the matter? Is he aware that an investigation was carried out in Leicester recently by the Leicester Mercury in which a blacksmith who had been in the trade for 40 years said he had never heard of these knives being used in Leicester or Leicestershire, and that they were not required? Is he also aware that the head of a cutlery firm stated that he had never heard of the use of these knives in any trade? Are they essential, or is murder to continue? Why did not the Minister answer my other Question? I asked from what countries these knives, these murderous weapons, were obtained. The right hon. Gentleman has not answered that at all. I now ask him to answer it.