HC Deb 10 May 1923 vol 163 cc2556-7
35. Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

asked the Home Secretary whether he can now see his way to remove the restrictions imposed on the sale of tobacco and chocolates in theatres and elsewhere, which were imposed in war time in order to restrict the demand for sugar and luxuries?


The exclusion of tobacco and confectionery from the restrictions of the Shops (Early Closing) Acts of 1920 and 1921 would involve amending legislation, which would be controversial and could not be undertaken by the Government at the present time.

Lieut.-Colonel HOWARD-BURY

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that these restrictions are very irritating and quite unnecessary, and a source of harm at the present time?


That is a matter of opinion.