HC Deb 31 July 1924 vol 176 cc2271-2W
Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Home Secretary whether, seeing that the existing order for the early closing of shops which provides for compulsory eight o'clock closing on weekdays, except on half-holidays, and for nine o'clock closing on Saturday ceases at the end of the present year, he will state what steps the Government proposes to take in the matter?


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 to keep in force the existing arrangements.