HC Deb 08 December 1955 vol 547 cc93-4W
94. Miss Bacon

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will reconsider his decision not to exempt agreements under the Leeds City Council's hire-purchase scheme for furniture for corporation tenants from the provisions of the hire-purchase orders, in view of the representations made.

Mr. P. Thorneycroft

I regret that I cannot do this. The hire-purchase restrictions are an essential part of the Government's general economic policy, and no relaxations are justified at the present time.