§ 19. Mr. TIMOTHY DAVIES
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the uncertainty which has arisen in the minds of small traders who usually have their half-holiday on Wednesdays as to their ability, under the provisions of the Shops Act, 1911, to keep their premises open after one o'clock on Wednesday, 18th December, being the Wednesday before Christmas day; and whether he proposes to issue a statement relating to the matter?
§ Mr. McKENNA
I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer which I gave to a question of the hon. Member for East Marylebone on the 20th November. A letter explaining the whole matter has been communicated to the Press and widely published.