§ 18. Mr. GROVES
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the growing practice to exhibit and sell meat on Sundays; and whether, as the consequences of the limitation of such practices during 1914–18 were beneficial to all concerned, he will consider steps to make such practices punishable?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I have no recent information as to the practice of opening butchers' shops on Sunday. As I have stated in reply to previous questions, I cannot hold out any present prospect, so far as the Government are concerned, of the introduction of legislation to amend the law relating to Sunday trading.
§ Mr. GROVES
Does the right hon. Gentleman realise that my question does not state that the shops are open but that meat is exposed for sale? Is he aware that it is a growing practice in London, sometimes in the streets and not necessarily in the shops?
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
In view of the importance of the question of week-end trade on Sunday, will the right hon. Gentleman be good enough to take steps to have an inquiry, in order that we may know the facts?