§ Sir K. WOOD
asked the Home Secretary whether he can make any announcement with regard to the opening of shops on the day preceding the Peace celebrations; and whether any action is contemplated concerning the Thursday half holdiay?406W
§ Mr. SHORTT
The Early Closing Order has been suspended as regards Friday. No Order can be made to suspend the Thursday half-holiday, but, under the general provisions of the Shop Act, a shop which is closed on Saturday may be kept open on the previous half-holiday.