HC Deb 18 July 1910 vol 19 c850

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that some retail drapery firms in large cities fear that the Shop Hours Bill, recently introduced by him, may have the effect of giving the employés in these establishments two half-holidays in the week, one on Saturday afternoons and evenings, from the fact that the district where they are placed is deserted on these afternoons and evenings, and the other on some other day of the week arrived at by the vote of the locality; and, if so, will he see that some Amendment is introduced which will prevent this effect?


I shall be happy to consider any representations that may be sent to me on the subject. None have reached me up to the present, and, so far as I can see, there is no reason to fear that the Bill would lead to the results which my hon. Friend fears.