HC Deb 21 February 1924 vol 169 cc2029-30W

asked the Under Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether hit attention has been called to the action of the Barrow licensing justices in refuting to modify the hours of opening in Barrow to suit the convenience of the working-class population; whether he is aware that representatives of the leading trades unions attended to urge that time change should be made; that there was no opposition of any sort, even from he police, the more so as the proposals [...] not increase the actual hours of opening and whether, as the licensing justices refused to alter the hours at present fixed, he will consider the advisability of promoting legislation to secure greater consideration for the views of the majority of the local population in fixing the hours of opening and closing?


I have no other information than that given in the question in regard to this matter; and though I will consider any facts, if he will furnish me with them, which seem to the hon. Member to show that the views of the majority of the local population have not been fully considered, T cannot promise that the difficulty can be removed by legislation.