§ 112. Mr. Osborne
asked the President of the Board of Trade the rates of interest charged per annum for hire purchase in the main trade groups; and what steps he proposes to take to control them so as to effect a reduction.
§ Mr. H. Strauss
The rates of interest charged for hire purchase vary considerably according to the circumstances of individual transactions, and it would be misleading to give particular rates. My right hon. Friend does not propose to control rates of interest for hire purchase.