HC Deb 10 April 1911 vol 24 c39

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he would lay upon the Table of the House a Report of the deputations and correspondence that had been received as to the Shops (No. 2) Bill?


In accordance with the promise which I gave in the course of the Debate on the Second Reading of the Bill, I am having the notes of the deputations prepared for publication. I hope it will not be long before they are in the hands of Members. I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by laying a selection from the correspondence which the Home Office has received as almost all the important interests have been represented on the deputations, and the task of selecting and preparing letters for publication would be a very long and laborious one. I should be happy, however, to consider any requests that may be made for correspondence from particular bodies.