HL Deb 25 March 1952 vol 175 cc910-1

My Lords, the three Motions which stand in my name on the Order Paper are all under the Sunday Entertainments Act, 1932. They are precisely the same in character but relate to different areas. In each case the statutory procedure has been carried out. The district has passed the necessary resolution it has been published; a public meeting has been held and a poll has been taken. Accordingly, these Motions are put before your Lordships for approval, and if they are approved the power is then conferred upon the licensing authority to permit the justices of the petty sessional division to allow Sunday cinematograph entertainments, should they think fit. I beg to move that the Order be approved.

Moved, That the Order made by the Secretary of State for the Home Department, extending Section 1 of the Sunday Entertainments Act, 1932, to the Urban District of Audenshaw, which was laid before this House on Thursday last, be approved.—(The Earl of Selkirk.)

On Question, Motion agreed to.