HC Deb 08 October 1940 vol 365 cc286-7W
Mr. Watkins

asked the Attorney-General whether he will take steps so to amend the Emergency Powers Act as to prevent a motor-car used for business purposes being seized by the hirer on account of default in payment of due instalments where such default was caused by war circumstances?

The Attorney-General

The circumstances to which the hon. Member refers are covered by the Courts (Emergency Powers) Acts if the contract is made before the commencement of the war.