HC Deb 01 March 1922 vol 151 cc413-4W

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether it is proposed now to sell the furniture hired from the Government by householders at Gretna; whether the furniture in question has been hired for a number of years past at weekly rates, so that the cost thereof has, in great part, been repaid to the Government; and whether, in view of the above, he will give opportunities to the householders referred to to purchase their furniture at a reduced figure on the hire-purchase system?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am unable to state what proportion of the original cost of furniture hired from the Government by householders at Gretna has up to the present time been repaid to the Government, but the whole question of the acquisition of such furniture on a hire-purchase system is now under consideration, and as soon as a decision is reached I will see that my hon. and gallant Friend is informed thereof.