HC Deb 21 March 1940 vol 358 c2111
33. Sir Reginald Clarry

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the large number of men on service and munition workers stationed in or passing through Monmouthshire, who are accustomed to the normal Sunday facilities of an English county, he will consider their convenience, now demonstrated by the use of clubs, by temporarily granting reasonable facilities for refreshment to be served on Sundays in Monmouthshire licensed premises?

Sir J. Anderson

I cannot find that war-time conditions justify a departure from the deliberate decision of Parliament embodied in the Licensing Act, 1921, as to Sunday trading in Wales and Monmouthshire.

Sir Herbert Williams

Will my right hon. Friend represent to the Minister of Transport the desirability of arranging cheap excursions on Sundays from Monmouthshire to Plymouth?

Sir J. Anderson

I have no doubt that my right hon. and gallant Friend the Minister of Transport will take a note of the suggestion.