HC Deb 10 May 1960 vol 623 c29W
16. Captain Orr

asked the President of the Board of Trade what effects he estimates the restrictions on hire-purchase on radio and television sets to have upon the number of such sets rented from rental companies; and what statistics he has to show what such effect was in the past.

Mr. J. Rodgers

The current Regulations restrict both hire purchase and rental of radio and television sets. I believe that their effect will generally be to restrain demand. I regret that the Board of Trade does not have statistics which would enable it to identify the effect of hire purchase restrictions on the demand for sets on rental.