§ MR. SNOWDEN (Blackburn)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to the prosecution, before the Accrington magistrates, of a boot and shoe retailer, under the Shop Hours Act, for selling his wares by public auction after the hour at which the boot and shoe shops must close under the local Order, and that the magistrates decided that he was entitled to carry on business by public auction unaffected by the Closing Order; and will he consider some amendment of the law which will prevent such breaches of the spirit and purpose of the Shop Hours Act.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
I had not previously heard of the prosecution referred to; but I will obtain full information and consider carefully the point raised by the hon. Member.