HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 c2579W

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the amending of the Shops (Early Closing) Act so that small shops dealing in tobacco and confectionery may remain open until a later hour than at present provided that the employés' hours of work are not extended?


No, Sir. I am not aware of any sufficient grounds for any general extension of the closing hours at present fixed for these trades, and there are obvious objections to any differentiation in this matter between the larger and smaller shops.

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