HC Deb 17 July 1916 vol 84 cc671-2
73. Mr. HINDS

asked the Home Secretary whether it is the desire of the Government that the shopkeepers of the country should trade as usual on 7th and 8th of August, seeing that neither shopkeepers nor shop assistants are engaged in munition work?


The Government think it necessary that the postponement of the holidays should be as general as possible, and they desire, therefore, that on the 7th and 8th August the retail traders should keep open their shops.