HC Deb 07 July 1938 vol 338 cc611-2W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the Attorney-General whether he is aware of the practice of certain hire-purchase firms who use agents for the disposal of their goods and, when the purchaser has made full payment to the agent and the agent has failed to forward the money to the company, claim further payment from the customer on the strength of a signature to a series of conditions not properly explained to, or understood by, the customer; and will he take immediate steps to check this practice?

The Attorney-General

Although it is impossible to provide for all cases, the Hire-Purchase Bill now before Parliament contains provisions for the protection of hirers in the circumstances mentioned.