HC Deb 13 May 1946 vol 422 cc147-8W
99. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the increasing variety of goods exempted from the operation of the Hire Purchase and Credit Sale Agreements (Control) Order, 1943, he proposes to allow credit traders to make a reasonable service charge on all goods sold under credit sales agreements.

Mr. Belcher:

Service charges may be made for all goods exempt from the operation of this Order, and these include most price controlled goods of a costly and durable nature. If there are any which it is suggested should be added to the list of exemptions, we shall be prepared to consider them; but we are not prepared to permit an increase, by way of a service charge for credit facilities, in the cost of other consumer goods.