§ SIR WILFRID LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
asked the hon. Member for Walsall, as Chairman of the Committee on Public Petitions, Whether the Committee intend to take any steps, beyond reporting the matter in their Seventeenth Report, with regard to four Petitions against Sunday closing, purporting to be signed by upwards of 37,000 persons, but concerning which the Committee report that, in their opinion, many of the names are in the same handwriting, and that the 1838 Orders of the House have not been complied with?
§ SIR CHARLES FORSTER (Walsall)
, in reply, said, that the Committee did not propose to take any further steps in the matter.