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Consumer Credit Act 1974

Volume 958: debated on Wednesday 15 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection (1) how many complaints have been received by the Director General of Fair Trading in connection with section 155 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974; if he is reviewing the working of that section and if he has given any indication that he is likely to recommend any amendment to that section;(2) how many legal proceedings have been instituted in connection with the provisions of section 155 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974.

I understand that the Director General does from time to time receive complaints in connection with section 155 of the Consumer Credit Act from consumers and brokers, and I am asking him to write to my hon. Friend about the numbers.The Director General has not indicated that he is likely to recommend an amendment to section 155, but if in time experience showed that amendment was needed, he would, I am sure, so recommend.Information about the number of legal proceedings instituted in connection with section 155 is not held centrally.