HC Deb 19 March 1912 vol 35 c1711

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will consider the advisability of appointing a committee to inquire into the whole question of the hire-purchase system?


The subject proposed to be inquired into does not fall within the scope of my Department, and I could not appoint a Departmental Committee. I think the proper method of inquiry would be by a Select Committee, if the House should decide to appoint one.