HC Deb 23 March 1914 vol 60 c37

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he has received any representations with regard to the violation of the provisions of the Shops Act by shopkeepers in Glasgow last Christmas and New Year time whereby many shop assistants were deprived of their half-holiday; whether he is aware that, although the attention of the Glasgow Council has been drawn to the matter, apparently no action has been taken and no prosecutions have taken place; and whether he intends to make any representations to the council on the matter?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

I received some representations of the nature mentioned. As my hon. Friend is aware, the duty of enforcing the provisions of the Shops Act is placed upon the local authority, which in Glasgow is the town council, and I therefore referred these representations to that body.