HC Deb 22 April 1929 vol 227 c634W

asked the Home Secretary whether he has any records and can state the number of prosecutions and convictions during the 12 months ended to the last convenient date that have taken place for selling goods after hours?


The total number of persons proceeded against in England and Wales for offences against the Shops Acts during the year 1927 (which is the last year for which figures are at present available) was 3,408, and of these 2,695 were convicted and fined. The returns do not enable me to furnish figures showing separately the number of prosecutions for failure to observe the closing hour provisions and the number taken for contraventions against other provisions of the Acts.