§ 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.