§ 12. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he can now state what his decision is as regards extending the Early Closing Order, and does he propose to vary the present hours of closing?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Brace)
The Secretary of State has decided to extend the Closing Order during the summer months and to retain the existing hours of closing. It may be necessary to make some exception in respect of certain articles of food of a perishable kind, which, in the summer, cannot be kept overnight without causing waste of food.