HC Deb 05 July 1948 vol 453 c6W
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.