I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government are aware of the proposal to shortly issue daily papers on Sundays as well as on week days; whether, having regard to the fact that this innovation will infallibly bring about an increase of Sunday work to many other classes than to those immediately affected, the Government will consider the propriety of legislation on the subject, and thus prevent what may prove a dangerous example; and, if not prepared to legislate on the subject, will the Government cause the Post Office to adopt regulations so restricting the advantages of transmission as to discourage the practice of publishing papers seven days a week?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
I have no information on the point as to which the honourable Gentleman asks me, and, considering that Sunday papers, as far as I know, have been issued for a very long period of time without any legislative interference, it is certainly not for me to announce any change of policy in regard to this matter.
§ SIR W. LAWSON (Cumberland, Cockermouth)
I should like to ask whether the publication of papers on Monday does not involve much more work on Sunday than the publication of a Sunday paper?
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