§ SIR JOHN LUBBOCK (London University)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to his reply to the deputation which waited on him last week, whether Her Majesty's Government could give an opportunity for the discussion of the Shopkeepers' Half-Holiday Bill, and whether he will support the Second Reading?
§ MR. MATTHEWS
The only assistance that the Government are able to give to the right hon. Baronet is to suggest to my hon. Friend the Member for Camberwell that he would do well to allow the discussion on the Second Reading of the Bill to take place on any evening when the right hon. Baronet can bring it on, and to continue without objection after 12 o'clock. The question raised by the Bill is one which the Government think should be left to Members on all sides of the House to decide for themselves without any interference of Party influences.
§ * MR. J. KELLY (Camberwell, N.)
The right hon. Gentleman means the Member for Dulwich (Mr. Blundell Maple) and not the Member for Camberwell.