§ Mr. Michael McGuire
asked the Secretary of State for Trade what effect his recent relaxation of financial controls on the sale and renting of television sets has had on the number of sets sold or rented since his announcement; and what are his estimates for the next 12 months.
§ Mr. Deakins
Statistics for the relevant period will not be available for some time and even then it will not be possible to disentagle the effects of the relaxation of controls on the sale and renting of TV sets, which will be influenced also by other factors. On the second part of the Question, it is not normal practice to give forecasts of this kind.