HC Deb 13 March 1952 vol 497 c1553
24. Mr. A. Blenkinsop

asked the President of the Board of Trade why his Regulations require the purchaser of a motor cycle by hire purchase to make his repayments over a shorter period than the purchaser of a motor car.

Mr. P. Thoneycroft

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to my hon. Friend the Member for Wycombe (Mr. W. W. Astor) on 26th February.

Mr. Blenkinsop

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this discrimination imposes quite severe hardships on many constituents of mine, and, I am sure, on those of other hon. Members, who use motor cycles to get to work which is of real national importance?

Mr. Thorneycroft

I am familiar with the argument, and I hope to make an announcement shortly.