§ MR. S. SMITH
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been called to a statement that Sunday, the 5th of July, and Sunday, the 12th of July, are the days arranged for the visit of the German Emperor to the Naval Exhibition; and whether, in view of the decision of the Berlin Labour Conference in favour of keeping Sunday as a day of rest and of the strong feeling in this country against unnecessary labour on that day, representations could be made to the authorities charged with arranging the programme, with a view to an alteration of the dates?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE ADMIRALTY (Lord G. HAMILTON,) Middlesex, Ealing
My right hon. Friend has requested me to answer this question. I have no official cognisance of the proposed visit of the German Emperor to the Naval Exhibition on the Sundays in question. I am, however, informed that if the German Emperor should pay a visit to the Exhibition on Sunday it will be a strictly private one.