§ 3.19 p.m.
§ LORD SHEPHERD
My Lords, I beg leave to introduce a Bill to establish for the protection of consumers a new system, administered by the Director General of Fair Trading, of licensing and other control of traders concerned with the provision of credit, or the supply of goods on hire or hire-purchase, and their transactions, in place of the present enactments regulating moneylenders, pawnbrokers and hire-purchase traders and their transactions; and for related matters. My Lords, I beg to move that this Bill be now read a first time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 1a.—(Lord Shepherd.)
§ On Question, Bill read 1a, and to be printed.