§ 51. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is aware that hire-purchase agreements are of particular importance and utility to small furniture factories in Scotland, and if he will have regard to this in framing his forthcoming Budget.
§ Mr. Maudling
Changes in the hire-purchase regulations are not necessarily, or even usually, matters for the Budget. I take note of what the hon. Member says and would remind him that my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade recently announced his intention of permitting the furniture trade to make add-to agreements.