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Doorstep Selling

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will legislate to control doorstep selling.

The Hire Purchase Acts already require a cooling-off period for hire purchase agreements negotiated on the doorstep. I expect to use my powers under the Consumer Credit Act 1974 shortly to introduce a cooling-off period for a wider range of credit transactions negotiated on the doorstep.