§ LORD RIBBLESDALE
, in moving the Second Reading of the Shop Hours Bill, said the object of the Bill, which consisted of one clause only, was to remedy a defect in the Act of 1892. The 4th Section of that Act directed that every employer of labour or owner of a shop should put up in a conspicuous place on his premises or shop a notice stating the hours of labour, but it did not provide any penalty on summary conviction for breach or neglect of the Section. A case was tried in the Queen's Bench in December last, and the necessity of the Bill was then established. The one clause in it provided that on the summary conviction of a person for not posting up the notice referred to a fine of 40s. would be recoverable.
§ Bill read 2a.