HC Deb 29 July 1924 vol 176 c1908W

asked the Home Secretary- if the existing Order which provides for a compulsory 8 o'clock closing on weekdays and 9 o'clock on Saturdays ceases at the end of the present year; and, if so, what steps the Government are taking in order to preserve the existing conditions?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. It is proposed by a provision in the Expiring Laws Continuance Bill which was recently introduced, to continue for another year the Act of 1920 which embodies the Order, as has been done during each of the last three years; and so for the time being In keep in force the existing arrangements.