§ 32. Mr. Rose
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will review the operation of section 4(1) of the Hire Purchase Act, 1964, is so far as the minimum purchase price of £30 is concerned.
§ Mr. Rose
Is my right hon. Friend aware that the majority of articles sold by door-to-door salesmen cost less than £30? Is he further aware that many purchasers are misled with a false sense of security because of the provisions of the Act regarding the cooling-off period? Would he, therefore, take some action to publicise the situation and also examine the operation of the existing law?
§ Mr. Ogden
Will my right hon. Friend agree that salesmen are not necessarily 1652 bad simply because they are door-to-door salesmen? The majority of salesmen who by virtue of the practice of their calling go from door to door, do a worthwhile and useful job. It is the minority of those in this occupation of whom we have complaint.