HC Deb 15 December 1953 vol 522 c181
16. Brigadier Clarke

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will endeavour in his next Budget to remove some of the restrictions imposed on hire purchase.

Mr. R. A. Butler

These restrictions are frequently reviewed in the light of our current needs, but I cannot anticipate the next Budget.

Brigadier Clarke

Does my right hon. Friend appreciate that the present restrictions on hire purchase make it very difficult for the lower paid workers to obtain motor cycles and cycles, which are often essential for them for travelling to work?

Mr. Butler

We are aware of this difficulty, but I cannot anticipate any action that we may have to take.