§ 44. Mr. Osborne
asked the Minister of Supply if he is aware that Mr. Harry Borrill, of Kenwick Farm, Louth, purchased a Greener Mark III police gun from his Department which he finds quite useless because it is designed to fire only a special type of cartridge which is unprocurable in this country and that the suppliers have offered to take this gun off the farmer's hands at 20s.; and if he will take steps to end this unsatisfactory form of trading.
§ Mr. G. R. Strauss
Rifles and guns are normally sold only to registered dealers, but this gun was sold as a result of a direct inquiry by Mr. Borrill. Ammunition is available, but it would be dangerous if used on a farm. I am, therefore, prepared to take back the gun and refund the purchase price.