Hire Purchase and Credit Sale Order

Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Commerce – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th June 1954.

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Photo of Sir Eric Fletcher Sir Eric Fletcher , Islington East 12:00 am, 29th June 1954

asked the President of the Board of Trade on what grounds it is necessary to maintain in force the Hire Purchase and Credit Sale Agreements (Control) Order, Statutory Instrument, 1952, No. 121, which affects a wide range of household goods; and if he will now take steps to rescind the Order.

Photo of Mr Henry Strauss Mr Henry Strauss , Norwich South

My right hon. Friend is examining the scope of this Order, but I cannot yet make a statement.

Photo of Sir Eric Fletcher Sir Eric Fletcher , Islington East

Will the Minister bear in mind that this Order has now served its original purpose, which was to conserve certain materials, that it continues to discriminate unfairly against the poorer sections of the community, and that there is a considerable demand that it should now be rescinded?

Photo of Mr Henry Strauss Mr Henry Strauss , Norwich South

The changes which have taken place will certainly be borne in mind.