§ 36. Mr. John Ellis
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what progress is being made to introduce protection against doorstep selling.
§ Mr. John Fraser
Provisions to be implemented under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 will extend the protection which the Hire Purchase Act gives when agreements are entered into away from business premises. I hope that controls may also be introduced on cash transactions. A draft EEC Directive on Contracts Negotiated away from Business Premises, covering both cash and credit arrangements, is at present being considered in a Council of Minister's working group.