§ Mr. STEPHEN WALSH
asked the Home Secretary whether it is proposed to include employers engaged in the credit drapery trade and their assistants within the provisions of the Shops Bill?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
The first part of the Bill, which regulates the hours of employment of shop assistants, will only apply to those assistants who are mainly employed in a shop; it will not apply to assistants mainly engaged in travelling. The second part of the Bill, which deals with the closing of shops and prohibits the carrying on of retail trade of any class elsewhere than in a shop after the closing hour for shops which carry on that class of trade, would apply to the credit drapers in so far as they carry on retail trade.