HC Deb 20 September 1948 vol 456 c25W
113. Mr. Granville Sharp

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has now studied the comments made by Lord Justice Scott on 1st July on the risks incurred by those purchasing second-hand motor cars, unaware of the fact that a hire purchase agreement was still in operation; and whether he will now make a statement.

Mr. Barnes

Yes. I am advised that legislation would be necessary to enable registration books to serve the purpose of recording hire purchase agreements and preventing fraudulent sales. The additions and complications involved would render the present registration and licensing system largely unworkable, and I am unable to recommend this course