HC Deb 11 April 1927 vol 205 cc43-4W

asked the Home Secretary whether he proposes to take

any early action on the lines suggested in the resolution forwarded to him by the Leeds Grocers' Association urging that the Shops Act, 1921, should be made a permanent measure and that a statutory limitation should be imposed on the hours of retail trade on Sundays?

Captain KING

As the House has already been informed, a Departmental Committee has been appointed by my right hon. Friend to consider the question of the continuance of the provisions of the Shops (Early Closing) Acts, 1920 and 1921. It is now taking evidence. As regards Sunday trading, this is a very controversial matter, and I am afraid my right lion. Friend is not in a position to give any promise as to future legislation.