HC Deb 27 February 1934 vol 286 cc920-1
25. Mr. LECKIE

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he proposes to take with reference to the representations which he has received from several municipal corporations to prohibit the baking, sale and delivery of bread on Sundays?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Gilmour)

I would refer the hon. Member to the statement I made in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Ealing (Sir F. Sanderson) on the 7th December last in regard to amendment of the law relating to Sunday trading. As I then stated, I am afraid that, so far as the Government are concerned, there is no present prospect of legislation on this subject.

Viscountess ASTOR

Will my right hon. Friend ask the Government to consider bringing in a Bill to keep people from working in any place seven days a week, because that would bring in people who are working in licensed houses?