§ 16. Mr. RHYS DAVIES
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has considered representations submitted by the National Union of Distributive Workers asking for amending legislation relating to the hours of closing shops, the weekly half-holiday, and the weekly rest-day; and whether he can see his way clear to accede to this request?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir John Simon)
The representations referred to have been noted for consideration when any legislation is undertaken to amend the Shops Acts. I am afraid that I cannot hold out any prospect of the introduction of such legislation at present.
§ Mr. DAVIES
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that there is a tendency in this country towards the extension of opening on Sunday and that in some cases shop assistants and, shopkeepers are not getting one day's rest in seven?