HC Deb 15 February 1973 vol 850 cc405-6W
Mr. Carter

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will seek power to ensure that retirement pensioners are not exploited by being sold items by means of cash loans which they cannot afford but which they cannot withdraw from.

Sir G. Howe

The consumer credit legislation which I am now preparing will provide a "cooling-off" period for all loan agreements signed away from trade

Mr. Onslow

The need for a third London airport by the early 1980s rests on the future demand for air services in the South East from all sources, domestic and international. The Civil Aviation Authority advises me on demand forecasts. The traffic forecasts shown below refer to total demand at Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and Southend.

premises. I also propose to make sellers of goods the agents of the lender who is providing the finance for the sale and to introduce a licensing system.

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