HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 c2144
36. Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the action taken to free water heaters from hire purchase control, in order to improve fuel economy, he will now consider excluding electric washing machines from the Hire-Purchase and Credit Sale Agreements (Control) Order, 1952.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

No, Sir. I regret that I cannot make this further exclusion.

Mr. Vaughan-Morgan

Will my right hon. Friend look into this matter personally, because it does not seem quite consistent with the promise of the Government?

Mr. Thorneycroft

The decision on water heaters took into account the recommendations of the Ridley Committee on fuel saving, which do not apply in the other case.