HC Deb 10 April 1893 vol 10 c1822

I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if his attention has been called to an answer given by the hon. Member for West Southwark, a Junior Lord of the Treasury, to a deputation from the Liberal and Radical Anti-Sunday Closing Union, in the following terms:— With regard to the especial point upon which the deputation felt most strongly, he did not think they need have much fear that the Sunday Closing Clauses would ever come into operation in London. Still, the objections to that part of the Bill would have to be considered; and if the principle of the Bill were accepted by the Second Reading, it was inevitable, he thought, that the clauses would be overhauled in Committee in such a way as totally to transform the scope of the measure, and render its proposals more generally acceptable to the conflicting interests involved than they were at present. I wish to ask the right hon. Gentleman whether these expressions represent the views of the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury; and, if so, whether they have received the assent of those who supported the Liquor Traffic (Local Control) Bill on the First Reading.


The answer to the question of the hon. Member is, No.

MR. BARTLEY (Islington, N.)

Then are we to understand that there is a difference of opinion among the members of the Government on this question?

[No answer was given.]

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