§ Mr. MacVEAGH
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?
§ Mr. SHORTT
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. As616W regards the latter part of the question, I am not prepared to give any pledge to the effect suggested.