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Television Sets (Credit Sale)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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52.

asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will amend the Hire Purchase and Credit Sale Agreements (Control) Order 1973 and the Control of Hiring Order 1973 in order to reduce the initial payments which retirement pensioners are required to make for television sets in hire purchase or credit sale agreements.

The object of the credit restrictions is to reduce consumer demand and in the absence of any case that particular hardship is caused to one section of the community it seems right that all consumers should be treated alike.