HC Deb 29 July 1952 vol 504 c94W
47. Mr. Erroll

asked the President of the Board of Trade the reasons for the tabling of Statutory Instrument No. 1315, 1952, entitled Hire-Purchase and Credit Sale Agreements (Maximum Prices and Charges) Order, 1952.

Mr. H. Strauss

The Order was laid before Parliament in accordance with Section 17 (2) of the Goods and Services (Price Control) Act, 1941. The purpose and effect of the Order is that price-controlled and other goods can now be included in a single agreement. Subject to minor exceptions, the maximum price or maximum charge which the Order fixes could previously only be charged, if the agreement was confined to price-controlled goods.