§ Mr. Meacher
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the increase in hire purchase and other instalment credit debt over and above that prevailing a year previously, during each month since January 1960.
§ Mr. Nott
Official figures of the increase in outstanding instalment credit advanced by finance houses—including those finance houses recognised as banks in 1972 and 1973—and by selected kinds of retail business are as follows:
coverage. Monthly figures of the instalment credit business of finance houses and retailers are published in Financial Statistics (Table 67 in the September issue).