HC Deb 19 February 1924 vol 169 cc1545-6W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been drawn to the huge interest taken by money lenders from working-class people in difficulties; and is he prepared to suggest legislation to make it unlawful for a man with no estate to sign a bill or that the bill should be subject to ordinary court procedure giving details of transactions as done by ordinary traders?


My attention has not hitherto been called to the matter referred to by my hon. Friend, but I shall be glad to consider any cases which he may care to submit to me. As at present advised, however, I am not disposed to think that legislation on the lines he suggests would be practicable or would be likely to achieve the end he probably has in view.