§ Mr. P. Thorneycroft
Yes. To assist doctors in their service to the public, I am willing to consider applications for licences from doctors in or entering general practice who do not own and have not recently owned a car, allowing them to pay off the balance of the purchase price in a longer period than the maximum of 18 months laid down in the Hire-Purchase and Credit Sale Agreements (Control) Order, 1952. Applications will not normally be considered in respect of cars costing more than £800, and the maximum period for repayment will be three years. Doctors who satisfy these conditions may apply for licences through their professional organisations or direct to the Board of Trade.