§ 44. Mr. Sorensen
asked the Minister of Transport whether he is aware that comparative prices for used motor vehicles have voluntarily been published for some years; and whether he will now consider fixing a maximum retail price on each year and model of used motor vehicles?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Moore-Brabazon
Owing to the increased difficulty and expense in obtaining repairs to private cars at the present time, a fair price for a vehicle depends to a much greater extent than formerly on its condition, and prices fixed on any other basis than the examination of individual vehicles would be too high for a car in poor condition or too low for one in good condition. Even the pre-war guides, which were, no doubt, based on an average of market conditions, indicated that the figures given required adjustment, according to the condition of the vehicle.
§ Mr. Sorensen
Does the right hon. and gallant Gentleman appreciate that, in spite of what he has stated, there is a good deal of concern about the unnecessary rise in prices of used motor vehicles? Will he consider some form of control?