HC Deb 03 February 1930 vol 234 cc1515-6W

asked the Home Secretary whether he will consider the amendment of the law under the Shops Act, 1912, requiring that a hairdresser exercising his calling, but not employing any assistant, should refrain from work and close his business for a half-day each week; and whether he appreciates the difficulty which such men experience in meeting high rents in main thoroughfares where the business may be established and the struggle involved to make even a small living?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. I appreciate the difficulties referred to by the hon. Member, but any such exemption as he suggests would, in my opinion, operate most unfairly, and tend seriously to prejudice the maintenance of the weekly half-holiday in this trade.

Canada, for each of the years 1920 to 1928?


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