HC Deb 16 June 1921 vol 143 cc615-6W

asked the Home Secretary whether arrangements can now be made to permit the sale of chocolates and cigarettes at evening performances in theatres; and, if not, whether he can provide that theatres will not be included in any renewal of the Shop Hours Act?


The restriction referred to is now in force under the Shops (Early Closing) Act of last Session, and I have no power under that Act to relax it. As regards the latter part of the question, I am not prepared to give any pledge to the effect suggested.