§ Mr. HOLMES
asked the Home Secretary whether he proposes to allow theatres, cinemas and other places of amusement to retail chocolates and confectionery after 8 p.m. on five nights of the week and after 9 p.m. on Saturdays?
§ Mr. HOPKINS
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware of the dissatisfaction of shopowners dealing in sweets at the freedom of places of amusement to sell sweets at hours when the shops are prohibited from selling; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?
§ Mr. SHORTT
It is not the case, as suggested by the hon. Member for St. Pancras, that places of amusement are free to sell sweets at hours when shops are prohibited from selling. I have been 1087W asked by representatives of the entertainments industry to permit them to sell sweets after the present closing hour for shops, but I am not yet in a position to give a decision in the matter.