§ 4. Mr. Shepherd
asked the President of the Board of Trade the classification into which motor cycles come for the purpose of the recent alterations in the hire purchase regulations.
§ 6. Mr. Peter Freeman
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now amend the Hire Purchase and Credit Sale Agreement Control Order, 1952, to bring motor cycles into the same category as motor cars.
§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
Under the terms of the Order, hire purchase agreements for motor cycles were made subject to the same requirements as those for bicycles. I have reconsidered this classification in the light of further information brought to my notice, and am now proposing to amend the Order so that motor cycles will be made subject to the same requirements as imposed on motor cars. I hope that the Order will be issued shortly. I am grateful to both hon. Members and to other hon. Members, including my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Portsmouth, West (Brigadier Clarke) for having drawn my attention to this matter.
§ Mr. A. Blenkinsop
When the right hon. Gentleman is reconsidering this question, will he also consider reducing to some extent the initial payment that is required for motor cycles?