§ 84. Mr. F. Longden
asked the President of the Board of Trade if his attention has been called to the injustice arising from the inadequate protection provided by the Hire Purchase Act, 1938, which, in maintaining the limit of protection to£100, takes no account of the prevailing higher costs of household requisites; and if he will introduce amending legislation as soon as possible.
§ Mr. Rhodes
I will bear in mind my hon. Friend's suggestion, but before reaching any final decision as to what change or changes in the Act were desirable I should wish to ascertain the views of the trade bodies likely to be interested.